Nazareth Motherhouse prepares for annual Spaghetti Dinner
It’s been a wet and snowy winter, but the outlook for Sunday’s annual Spaghetti Dinner at the Nazareth Motherhouse looks to be warm and sunny.
But all these weeks of rain and snow has made parking for this event a little more challenging. Luckily, Assistant Development Director Ambria Gilliland has a plan in place to make sure everyone will be able to enjoy the event.
“In past years we’ve been able to park cars on the grassy area by the east parking lot. Unfortunately, this year it will be too wet and muddy for that to be a good option,” Gilliland said. “If you arrive and the east parking lot is full, we encourage guests to park at one of the city park parking lots across the street, or along Washington Street.”
Gilliland said that the Motherhouse would have two shuttle cars constantly running throughout the event from the west entrance of the Motherhouse to the alternate parking areas for anyone who would like a convenient ride to the front door.
“Just keep an eye out for the silver Impalas that will have signs on the door designating them as shuttle cars,” Gilliland said.
Volunteers from the Knights of Columbus will be adding their valuable help to assist with parking as well.
The event begins with dinner at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 17. 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 Friday, March 15.
Gilliland said that along with the spaghetti, attendees will be able to take a self-guided 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.
Also on the agenda are a bake sale with homemade goodies, Easter baskets and a silent auction. Guests can also try their luck at the 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:
• Three cash prizes: $500, $200 and $100
• Char-Broil grill/smoker combo
• Handmade quilt by Sisters Betty Suther and Jean Ann Walton (72” x 72”)
• Nesco 8-quart pressure cooker
• Two KU basketball tickets (date of game to be determined)
• $150 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 in the Development Office at email@example.com or 785-243-2113 ext. 1225. You do not need to be present to win.
The Nazareth Motherhouse is located at 1300 Washington in Concordia.