More than 5,000 enjoy St. Mary’s spaghetti supper
BY Kitty Conley firstname.lastname@example.org November 27, 2012 12:34PM
Steven Kvachkoff enjoys a plate os spaghetti during St. Mary Community Catholic School's annual spaghetti dinner on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. | Photo Provided~Sun-Times Media
Updated: November 27, 2012 12:34PM
While one would expect
that the lines would be
long, the waiting time was not. Over more than 50 years the
parents, teachers and staff at St. Mary Community Catholic School have really gotten down pat the art
of serving a spaghetti supper to literally thousands and thousands of people.
Most college campuses and restaurants cannot compete with the efficient and friendly service. Tables were always clean, if the main dining room was full, don’t worry, there was plenty of room in the gym.
Lunch saw between 1,500 to 2,000 meals being served and by the time dinner time was finished about 5,000 meals were served.
Not everyone comes for a sit-down meal. Businesses in the area were able to fax in orders and delivery was made right to their place of business. Some employers were kind enough to feed the entire staff.
Others came in for take-out and still others went through the drive-through lane. This is the school’s largest and oldest fund raiser.
All this takes place during a regular school day. They only thing that the students did not have that day is gym classes in the gym.
The Diocese of Gary office on Broadway had 14 people who ordered lunch to be delivered. Darlene Marchina, the coordinator of school visits, put the lunch order together at the diocese office. She and her husband put four kids through St. Mary’s.