Yorkville Boy Scouts ready for spaghetti dinner fundraiser

Containers of spaghetti are prepared during the 24th annual Lighted Way Spaghetti dinner on Monday, March 27, 2023 at Uptown in La Salle.

Boy Scouts of America Troop 40 in Yorkville is inviting the community to attend the troop’s annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser.

The event will be 4 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, at American Legion Post 489, 9054 Veterans Pkwy., Yorkville. Cost is $12 per person (older than age 12), $8 for those age 12 and younger, free younger than 5, or $35 per family. Dinner will include spaghetti, salad and breadsticks.

Tickets to the event are available from any Troop 40 Scout or at the door on the day of the event, according to a news release from the troop.

A new feature this year is an online raffle basket auction site. Many baskets have been created by the scouts and adult leaders that will appeal to many different tastes and interests, including car detailing, sports, BBQ, arts and crafts, family game night, bread lovers, gift cards to local Yorkville eateries, according to the release. Bid at: https://fundraiser.bid/2024Troop40RaffleBaskets. Bidding will close at 7 p.m. Friday, at the end of the spaghetti dinner.

All funds raised through this raffle will go directly to Troop 40 scouts and help support all of their adventures, including campouts, summer camp to Ransburg Scout Reservation in southern Indiana, a high adventure trip to the Boundary Waters and many other Scouting activities, according to the release.

In addition, Troop 40 is bringing back its tradition of providing a spaghetti dinner to families in need through Yorkville School District 115, according to the release. Individuals who are unable attend but still want to support the event still can buy ticket(s), which will be donated to families in need in our community.