Pasta dinner has taste of success

In a cafeteria filled with hungry people and relaxing Italian music, the Cunniff School fifth grade held a pasta dinner fund-raiser March 5.

All of the pasta, sauce, meatballs, and sausages were cooked by several fifth-grade families. About 50 pounds of pasta and 500 meatballs were served. One guest commented, “I love Carmella’s meatballs!”

Other families donated soda, water, bread, salad, salad dressing, and baked goods.

Approximately 25 fifth-grade students volunteered their services by working the bake table, serving guests, and cleaning up.

According to event organizers, the event raised $937, which will be used toward the cost of the annual Sargent Camp trip.

All of the leftover food was brought to a homeless shelter in Waltham. According to Walter Wright, a fifth-grade parent, the shelter had to turn away eight hungry families earlier that evening because it had run out of food, so the donation helped a lot of people.

–March 12, 2008–