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Spaghetti supper benefits community for 40 years

Thursday, January 30, marks the 40th year that diners will have enjoyed the annual spaghetti dinner given by the Men’s Fellowship (KUMM) of the Kilmarnock United Methodist Church (KUMC).

Spokesman Jon Baer said the supper is the men’s only fund-raising event for the year. While the fellowship’s donations vary from year to year, a review of previous years provides good insight as to how the proceeds are used.

Contributions have been made to the Interfaith Council, a multi-denominational group that helps the needy, and the Free Health Clinic that provides medical support to the same group. The men have contributed funds and sweat-equity in maintaining the Kilmarnock Heart Havens house that cares for five physically and/or mentally challenged residents who have no family support. The Boy Scouts of America Troop 242 also receives financial support.

In addition, the KUMM have supported the following with financial gifts: KUMC Clothes Bank and Youth Group, Rappahannock District Youth Choir, National Child Safety Council, and Families of the Wounded Inc. Beneficiaries also include the Middlesex Fellowship of Christian Athletes, KUMC Bus Fund, Virginia United Methodist Homes, local families in need of gifts from Santa, and the Agape Project for underprivileged on the Virginia Eastern Shore.

In addition to a hearty meal, it’s a win-win situation for diners and the community. Tickets are $9 in advance ($10 at the door) and children under 13 eat free. A tempting array of desserts, prepared by the women, will also be available for nominal cost.

Carryout is available. Bring your neighbor or other friend on Thursday, January 30, from 4:30 to 8 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased from the men of the church or in the church office. Tickets are also available at Lester’s Barber Shop, EVB Bank and HeadsUp Hairworks.

posted 01.22.2014

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