Boy Scouts having 51st Annual Spaghetti Dinner on Friday

Published 6:25 pm Thursday, May 4, 2023

Scouts BSA Troops 119 and Troop 2 are having their 51st Annual Spaghetti Dinner to raise funds for their units and camp. Dinner is served 5-8 pm Friday night May 5, at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Please use the 1st Street Basement.

 After a 3-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the now 50-year tradition of Scout Troop 119 is serving spaghetti on Derby Eve. Begun in 1970 by members Dr. Pesci, Jim Kehoe, and George Perros as a way to buy camping equipment, the now annual spaghetti dinner was first cooked. The sauce is the same recipe at the Townhouse Restaurant owned by George Perros. In 2000 a Marinara, or meatless sauce was introduced, so that there is now a choice.

In 2018 the all-girl, Troop 2, joined in the dinner with a silent auction. In 1980, Scoutmaster Gerry Lunney would peg the date as a Derby Eve dinner. As we come off this 3-year hiatus, we have discovered that there are 3 or 4 who have actually worked a dinner. This means that the tradition that begun 50 years ago is as new as it was in 1970.

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The Scouts working and serving the dinners are standing in the same place as their grandfathers, fathers, and uncles.

Pricing is $8.00 Adults $4.00 Children, under 5 eat free. Call Steve Ellis at 236-0722 for more information.