College class to host dinner
As part of a class assignment, students in the Social Work Program at Confederation College here will host a spaghetti dinner at the Fort Frances High School cafeteria on Thursday, Oct. 25 in support of the “Community Chest.”
“The ‘Community Chest’ helped me when I had to go for surgery in Toronto—and it has helped a lot of other people,” Sydney Gillon said of the fund that provides financial assistance for local residents facing medical emergencies.
Student Chelsea Bragg explained the fundraiser is meant to get the class involved in the community and to work together in the goal of helping others.
“The success of this event is based on what we do,” she explained, noting the students are in charge of the entire fundraiser themselves.
“I think by working together, and with help from the community, I think it will be really successful,” Bragg added.
While many of the class members have experience in planning events, some have never been involved in organizing a fundraiser from start to finish.
And none have hosted a community-sized spaghetti dinner before, but they indicated it will be a good learning experience.
The Hallowe’en-themed dinner will include spaghetti, meatballs, garlic bread, and Caesar salad, as well as a bake table.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner being served from 6-8 p.m.
Tickets, which cost $8 for adults and $4 for children (those aged three and under are free), are available at Confederation College.
A limited number also will be available at the door.
“We encourage everyone to come out because it’s helping a great cause and the funds stay in the community,” stressed student Brandis Oliver.
“We would like to raise as much money as we can and do our best to support an important program in the community,” echoed Ashley DeBenedet.
The class is looking for donations to help with their fundraiser, especially to cover the cost of the food, as well as volunteers, including high school students, to help out.
Those interested are asked to call Confederation College at 274-5395.