By Lyonel Doherty
Last night’s spaghetti dinner fundraiser by the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club in Oliver would have had Lady and the Tramp kissing all night.
The community showed great support by filling the Oliver United Church to near capacity as Leigh-Anne LaFrance and her team cooked up a storm for approximately 100 people.
They say if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen, but there was none of that to worry about as everyone worked hard to provide full plates of spaghetti, sauce, garlic bread and Caesar salad. The meat sauce was outstanding, like mama used to make.
Serving the crowd were two of Oliver’s newest Ambassador candidates, Bridget Miller and Jennifer Zepeda.
The money raised from this annual event goes to programs benefitting local youth.
Laurene Sloboda, centre director for the Club, said they raised more than $800 last night. In addition, the Oliver Kiwanis Club donated $500.
She said the money will go directly to their youth drop-in programs in Oliver and Osoyoos.
She pointed out the food was donated by NoFrills and Buy-Low Foods in Osoyoos.
Paige Naillon throws her arms up in excitement at being served her plate of spaghetti, while Laurynn Skidmore (right) looks on. Serving is Bridget Miller. (Lyonel Doherty photo)