27 March 2018, 4:19p
Thank you to everyone that came out for the annual Spaghetti Dinner at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Corvallis.
“I’m a supporter of CARDV and its mission,” said Jeffrey Scott Burns, an attendee at the dinner. “It serves a huge need that many people refuse to see – domestic violence happens in Corvallis. CARDV creates a safe, confidential space to help people get back on their feet.”
More than 200 guests, from toddlers to young couples and retirees, dined on spaghetti, salad and assorted desserts provided by local business donations while the six-woman a cappella group, DECK, sang classics such as “What a Wonderful World” and “Stand by Me.”
“It grows every year,” said Tiffany Pollard, incoming chair of the CARDV Board of Directors. “It’s an opportunity to get together to talk about the work we do, meet up with old friends and raise a little money on the side.”
Carol Jauquet has been attending the spaghetti dinner for more than two decades. “I was on the board 20 years ago when we revived the spaghetti dinner,” Jauquet said. “It’s great to see how much the event has grown!” Guests won prizes from the raffle: paintings, a picnic basket loaded with goodies, plush toys, fabric cranes, jewelry and much more.
Thank you to our event sponsors: Valley Catering, Big River Restaurant, First Congregational United Church of Christ, New Morning Bakery, Old Spaghetti Factory, Peoria Gardens, Shari’s Restaurant, and Special Occasions. Other generous supporters include volunteers from: Barker-Uerlings Insurance, Kohl's, LBCC Diagnostic Imaging Program, Target; and donations from local artists and anonymous donors.