Are You Ready for Some Spaghetti?

What’s better than spaghetti? Spaghetti for a good cause! The Exchange Club of Sugar Land’s 32nd Annual Spaghetti Dinner is upon us, and Sprint Waste Services is proud to once again sponsor one of our favorite annual events from 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. April 26 at the Fluor Corporation cafeteria in Sugar Land.

Each year local law enforcement agencies and firefighter teams dressed in eccentric costumes compete in the spaghetti sauce cookoff. Nine cooking teams will participate this year, with the winner selected by celebrity judges Joe Southern, Fort Bend Stare editor, Patti Parish-Kaminski, media publisher of absolutely! focus, and former Channel 13 personality Minerva Perez, of Latina Voices

“We love supporting this popular event where families get to interact with the law enforcement, fire department and first responder heroes of our area,” said Reagan Swinbank, Sprint Waste Services partner. “The spaghetti dinner is so much fun and does so much good for our community. Bring the kids and join us for great food and fun for a great cause!”

The costumes are always a big hit with the kids, organizer say, along with a dedicated children’s area with face painting, a cake walk, games and prizes to keep little ones entertained. Live and silent auctions and live entertainment round out the evening for everyone.

Proceeds from the spaghetti dinner support the following projects in our community:

  • Santa’s Exchange distributes more than 10,000 toys to underprivileged children.
  • The Back to School Bash provides backpacks, school supplies and new shoes to help students succeed in the classroom.
  • Give a Kid a Flag to Wave distributes more than 30,000 American flags along the parade routes for the Fort Bend County Fair and the Houston Rodeo.
  • Service to Seniors puts on monthly parties for Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels.
  • Youth of the Month recognizes Fort Bend ISD students for outstanding performance.
  • One Nation Under God is a breakfast that honors veterans and active military personnel.

Exchange is an all-volunteer national service organization working to make America a better place to live through one national project—the prevention of child abuse—and other community service projects. For more than 30 years the spaghetti dinner is Exchange Club of Sugar Land’s main fundraiser, benefiting an array of nonprofit organizations, including Child Advocates of Fort Bend, Fort Bend County Women’s Center, Texana Center for Autistic Children, Fort Bend Senior Meals on Wheels, Fort Bend Council of Substance Abuse, Crime Stoppers, YMCA, ESCAPE Family Resource Center and the Literacy Council of Fort Bend.

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