Date set for annual Spaghetti Dinner

December 24, 2019 by

Ready for the warmth of spring? Well take a quick trip to the islands at the Nazareth Motherhouse on Sunday, March 15, and warm up with our annual Spaghetti Dinner! This year’s theme is “Hawaiian Luau!”

“I can’t wait to see everyone in their Hawaiian shirts! We are going to have so much fun!” said Ambria Gilliland, assistant director of development for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia.

Serving about 560 people last year and raising $10,600, the event continues to grow each year. And this year is predicted to be just as successful.

The event begins with dinner at 11 a.m. Meal tickets cost $8 in advance for adults and $10 at the door. Tickets for children cost $4 in advance and $6 at the door. Early bird meal tickets are available at the Motherhouse front desk until 3 p.m. Friday, March 13.

Can’t make it to pick up the tickets? Just contact the Development Office to reserve them and they will be available at the ticket table in the meal line. Reservation deadline is 3 p.m. Friday, March 13.

Along with the spaghetti, attendees will be able to take a tour of the historic Motherhouse, which includes a stop in the Heritage Room where visitors can learn about the history of the Sisters of St. Joseph.

New this year is a fun prize drawing for anyone sporting their Hawaiian shirt! Say ‘Aloha!’ in your best Hawaiian garb and be in the running for a gift certificate to the Motherhouse Gift Shop.

Also on the agenda are a bake sale with homemade goodies and a silent auction with several items up for bid. Guests also can try their luck at the always popular grab bag station by purchasing a random gift for $1, $2 or $3.

The concluding event of the day will be the raffle drawing which includes the following items:
• Multiple cash prices up to $500
• Char-Broil grill/smoker combo
• Signed, limited edition print of a painting
of Pope Francis by artist Rita Casper.
• Handmade quilt
• Monster web swing
• Four KSU basketball tickets (date tbd)
• $200 Visa gift card

The raffle tickets are available for $1 each or six for $5 and the drawing will be held at 1:30 p.m. on the day of the event. Raffle tickets can be purchased in advance from the Nazareth Motherhouse or by contacting Laura Hansen in the Development Office at or 785-243-2113 ext. 1221.

“Last year we were blessed to raise over $10,000 for our ministries. We are so grateful for such wonderful support and friendships,” Gilliland said.
“Our sisters look forward to this event every year. We love getting to catch up with our friends so we hope to see you there!”


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