Group collecting canned goods during tomorrow’s Christmas parade
The Tyrone Area Community Organization has scheduled its ever popular annual spaghetti dinner to be held at the Tyrone Armory on Thursday, December 11 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Eat-in or take-out will be available. The menu will include: spaghetti, meatballs, apple sauce, roll, dessert and soda.
Tickets are available from any TACO member or can be purchased at the door. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children ages four to 12, and children three and under eat for free.
About 190 dinners were served last year, and because of the success of last year’s dinner, this year, there will be 225 tickets available.
“It’s a night out that you don’t have to cook during the busy holiday season,” added Dave Kaup, Vice President of TACO.
This is the fourth year TACO is holding the spaghetti dinner, and the money raised from the event goes towards stamps, letters and envelopes to prepare for the annual TACO Radio Auction, which is scheduled for February 7-8, 2009.
President of TACO, Ruth Brower, said the group is going to try something new this year at the spaghetti dinner.
She said they will have a big box set up at the Tyrone Armory during the dinner.
If anyone from the community is interested, they can drop off an unwrapped toy for the “Treasures for Children” toy drive sponsored by the Tyrone Salvation Army Service Center. Any unwrapped toy would be appreciated to make a local child’s Christmas a little brighter.
This year, there will also be a change for TACO during the annual Yuletyme Tyrone Christmas parade scheduled for tomorrow. TACO members will be collecting canned goods for the Tyrone Food Bank instead of the Tyrone Salvation Army Service Center as in years past.
TACO sponsors such community events over the year as the Halloween parade, Easter egg hunt, the fish rodeo, a Distinguished Service Award and Boss of the Year Award.
It also sponsors pee-wee and teener league baseball teams and a youth football competition as well as awards four scholarships of $500 each to seniors at Tyrone Area High School.
Because of the success of the Radio Auction, its largest fundraiser of the year, TACO is also able to help local families facing a crisis situation on a case-by-case basis throughout the year.