Spaghetti dinner in La Salle to benefit Meals on Wheels

Bake sale, 50/50 part of Aug. 10 event

Voluntary Action Center will host a drive-thru spaghetti dinner, bake sale and 50/50 on Tuesday, Aug. 10, to benefit the La Salle Putnam and Bureau County Meals on Wheels program.

The annual spaghetti dinner has been a traditional fundraiser for Voluntary Action Center for many years, helping the agency provide Meals on Wheels, Emergency Meal Kits and supplemental nutrition to senior citizens and disabled individuals throughout La Salle, Putnam and Bureau counties.

The dinner is set 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, at 1840 St. Vincent Ave., La Salle.

Dinner includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, Italian bread and a dessert for $8. This event will be a drive-thru, pick-up event only. There will be no tables set up for dining on the premises.

“Carryout dinners were always a popular option at our spaghetti dinner,” said Kathy Buckley, program manager. “So, we are excited to have this event again and we hope to see a good crowd.”

“The Bake Sale is a big part of the event each year,” Buckley added. “We will have our fruit pies, including apple, cherry, strawberry rhubarb and peach pies for $8 each.”

Homemade cookies can be purchased by the dozen for $6 with your choice of chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin, M&M or macadamia nut, and cherry and apple turnovers also are for sale for $2 for a package of two turnovers. Baked goods may be pre-ordered by calling 815-883-3630 before Thursday, Aug. 5. Pies must be pre-ordered to ensure availability.

A 50/50 drawing will be conducted during the dinner with the winner to be announced on Wednesday, Aug. 11. Tickets may be purchased now through Aug. 10, contact Voluntary Action Center to purchase 50/50 tickets or to pre-order dinners or baked goods.