Prepare your palate for spaghetti dinner

News Oct 15, 2009 Ancaster News

Vanda Sciullo has been involved with spaghetti dinners for many years as a caterer and fundraiser.

She hosted events for Wellwood Cancer Resource Centre until illness in her family forced her to put her dinners on hold.

When two members of Ms. Sciullo's immediate family found they needed palliative care, they were fortunate to be able to spend their last days at the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice on Stone Church Road.

Almost a year later, Ms. Sciullo approached the hospice with the desire to give back to the home that gave her family such wonderful care.

The hospice gathered a small committee and started to plan. Ms. Sciullo felt it would not be unreasonable to expect between 800 and 1,000 diners at her spaghetti dinner.

Food stores were solicited to help keep the costs down and there was a great response.

It's quite an endeavor — 450 pounds of lean ground beef, pork and veal and almost 100 cans of tomatoes.

Twenty-five friends and family will gather Tuesday to make the 3,000 meatballs for the dinner.

The dinner is being held Wednesday, Oct. 21, at Ukrainian Church of the Resurrection hall, 821 Upper Wentworth St. with seatings from 4-8 p. m. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Prepare your palate for spaghetti dinner

News Oct 15, 2009 Ancaster News

Vanda Sciullo has been involved with spaghetti dinners for many years as a caterer and fundraiser.

She hosted events for Wellwood Cancer Resource Centre until illness in her family forced her to put her dinners on hold.

When two members of Ms. Sciullo's immediate family found they needed palliative care, they were fortunate to be able to spend their last days at the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice on Stone Church Road.

Almost a year later, Ms. Sciullo approached the hospice with the desire to give back to the home that gave her family such wonderful care.

The hospice gathered a small committee and started to plan. Ms. Sciullo felt it would not be unreasonable to expect between 800 and 1,000 diners at her spaghetti dinner.

Food stores were solicited to help keep the costs down and there was a great response.

It's quite an endeavor — 450 pounds of lean ground beef, pork and veal and almost 100 cans of tomatoes.

Twenty-five friends and family will gather Tuesday to make the 3,000 meatballs for the dinner.

The dinner is being held Wednesday, Oct. 21, at Ukrainian Church of the Resurrection hall, 821 Upper Wentworth St. with seatings from 4-8 p. m. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Prepare your palate for spaghetti dinner

News Oct 15, 2009 Ancaster News

Vanda Sciullo has been involved with spaghetti dinners for many years as a caterer and fundraiser.

She hosted events for Wellwood Cancer Resource Centre until illness in her family forced her to put her dinners on hold.

When two members of Ms. Sciullo's immediate family found they needed palliative care, they were fortunate to be able to spend their last days at the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice on Stone Church Road.

Almost a year later, Ms. Sciullo approached the hospice with the desire to give back to the home that gave her family such wonderful care.

The hospice gathered a small committee and started to plan. Ms. Sciullo felt it would not be unreasonable to expect between 800 and 1,000 diners at her spaghetti dinner.

Food stores were solicited to help keep the costs down and there was a great response.

It's quite an endeavor — 450 pounds of lean ground beef, pork and veal and almost 100 cans of tomatoes.

Twenty-five friends and family will gather Tuesday to make the 3,000 meatballs for the dinner.

The dinner is being held Wednesday, Oct. 21, at Ukrainian Church of the Resurrection hall, 821 Upper Wentworth St. with seatings from 4-8 p. m. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.