Noodles, meatballs and tomato sauce will play a part in helping those in need tonight as Alternative Spring Break participants host the annual all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner at the Black Cultural Center.
"Anyone who gives us $5 is welcome to all they can eat," Bart Swecker, ASB team leader, said.
All of the money made from the dinners will be combined to help fund both teams' food and other necessities during the trips, Swecker said.
Swecker's team, which consists of 23 students, one graduate assistant adviser and one staff adviser, will go to Washington, D.C., to participate in "community service unique to the area" he said.
They will stay at a church camp where they will also provide beautification work and manual labor to improve the church and campground, he said.
In mid-February, the team will continue the fund raising by selling Krispy Kreme donuts.
The second team will go to Williamsburg, Va., to help build and clean out houses damaged by hurricanes, Dave Kennedy, team leader said.
The team consists of 22 students, two team leaders and two faculty advisers.
"We all have our own strengths and weaknesses," Kennedy said. "And everybody will get an opportunity to shine."
The team is working with the United Way, which is helping to set up the trip, however the team does not yet know where it will stay.
As another fundraiser, 12 to 15 team members will dip strawberries in chocolate at The South's Finest Chocolate Factory in Knoxville from 11p.m. Feb. 13 until 7a.m. Feb. 14, Kennedy said.
It will be a Valentine of sorts to the team, which will be paid for by each member working the overnight shift.
Though the work might be tiresome and monotonous, "we'll forge through and do it as a team," Kennedy said.
Kennedy's team began its service in Knoxville on Martin Luther King Day as it picked up trash and helped in the beautification of Morningside Park. The team will continue the service later this month by painting murals on the walls at Montgomery Village, a learning center for kids.
Spaghetti dinner raises funds
Published: Tue Feb 03, 2004 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 05:46 p.m.