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Kiwanis serving up spaghetti for children

Dinner will raise money for kids groups

— Mamma Mia!

The Jonesboro Kiwanis Club will hold a fundraiser with lots and lots of spaghetti at the Jonesboro Fire House Museum and Community Center Friday night. Whether you’re a pasta lover or just a philanthropic soul, it will be like a dream come true.

There may not be any meatballs all covered with cheese to fall on the floor when somebody sneezed like there was in the old children’s song, but the group’s Second Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser will ultimately benefit the kids.

“The Kiwanis Club motto is helping the community one person and one child at a time and so that’s what this whole thing is about,” Kiwanis Club President David Knowles

The dinner will begin at 5 p.m. at the community center, located at 103 West Mill St. Tickets will cost $5 per person at the door, according to Knowles. Attendees will get a plate of spaghetti, a side salad and a drink.

Money raised at the event will help pay for the club’s many activities designed to help children-oriented community organizations. Knowles said those activities range from fixing kitchen equipment and collecting bars of soap for Rainbow House to painting fences and donating money for the House of Dawn.

Knowles also said the group works with the Calvary Refuge Center and the Clayton County Department of Family and Children’s Services. He added the club gives money to five Kiwanis International children-oriented projects, such as purchasing hearing aids for children.

“Every dollar we raise, we use for the kids,” Knowles said.

Knowles added attendees can bring soap and other toiletry items to donate to Rainbow House if they choose to help with that project.