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Blessings In A Backpack Spaghetti Dinner Slated At Mexico VFW

MEXICO – The United Baptist Church of Scriba will host a spaghetti dinner at the Mexico VFW, located on Route 3, on March 18, to support our local “Blessings in a Backpack” program in Mexico.

Serving will start at 4 p.m. and continue until 6:30 p.m.

Guest chef Brian Taylor will be managing the kitchen during this event.

At 5 p.m., our four judges (United Methodist Church of Lycoming Pastor Brandin Greco; Mexico Elementary Principal Bob Briggs; New Haven Elementary Principal Joe McGrath and the Deputy Mayor of Mexico James Hotchkiss) will begin taste testing meatballs from the six locations who have donated them to the cause:  Daddy Ed’s, The Eis House, Bosco and Geer’s Market, Canale’s, Vona’s and Paul’s Big M.

They will determine who is rewarded with the “Best Meatballs in Oswego County” plaque that was donated by Lupien’s Gifts and Engraving.

Dinners will include: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, dinner rolls (donated by Stephano’s) and dessert.

Take-outs will be available.

For your listening pleasure, the Oswego Barbershop Chorus will be providing musical entertainment during parts of the event.

Prices are: veterans: $5, adults: $10, children (6-12) $6 and children 5 and under eat free.

Proceeds from this event will go toward sending food home every week of the school year with elementary school age children who are in the “free or reduced meal program” at the New Haven and Mexico elementary schools.

It costs $80 to support one child for an entire school year.

Please contact Carla at (315-416-6116) if you can’t attend but would still like to donate to the cause or if you would like to be an entrant in the meatball contest next year.