Salesian Boys & Girls Club to Host Annual Pasta Dinner Friday

On Friday, Nov. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. the Salesian Boys & Girls Club will host its  Annual Pasta Dinner fundraiser at the club located at 150 Byron Street. Salesian Director Michael Triant said tickets to the event are $10 and are free for club members. Also, as in years past,  children eat for free at the annual event.

Triant said the annual event has become a community building event,” said Triant.

A Salesian Boys & Girls Club member enjoys a plate of pasta during last year’s annual fundraiser. This year’s pasta dinner will be held Friday at the club on Byron Street.

“A lot of people have donated already who can’t make the event and we have food being donated by Jeveli’s Restaurant, Sammy Carlo’s Delicatessen and Muffin Town as well as an amazing sweets table provided by Salesian parents, friends and supporters.”

Triant said what the Boys & Girls Club has been able to raise has been going up each year.

“We hope to raise $10,000 to $12,000. It’s a great event and families get to meet each other, the Board of Trustees will be on hand to serve the food, and the club kids will be the waiters for the evening,” he said.

During the dinner, there will be a variety of raffles to help raise money for the Boys & Girls Club programs.

“There will be many, many raffle prizes, as well as Mariecarole and Steve’s Famous Gift Baskets,” said Triant. “Everyone is invited from the community at large to our neighbors to the families at the club.”

The Salesian Boys & Girls Club accommodates over 300 young people a day and has over 1,000 youngsters on their active membership. The 300 children who show up daily do so primarily for the Boys & Girls Club afterschool program that costs local families a very modest $20 for the entire year.

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