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Gray House Spaghetti Supper Slated for March 9

SPRINGFIELD — The Gray House will hold its 25th annual Spaghetti Supper on Wednesday, March 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Greek Cultural Center, 22 St. George St., Springfield.

“This special event is a crucial fund-raiser for the Gray House, attracting approximately 400 attendees,” said Dena Calvanese, executive director. “All proceeds will help the Gray House provide food, clothing, and educational services to our neighbors in need. We couldn’t do this without the support of our community and sponsors.”

This year’s platinum sponsors include Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, Freedom Credit Union, and Charlie Arment Trucking Inc. Tickets for the event are a minimum donation of $5. Children 6 and under are free, and all tickets can be purchased at the door. In addition to the supper, the event will include a ticketed raffle and a Chinese raffle. The East Longmeadow Knights of Columbus Council #9960 will once again be cooking the meal.

This year, the Gray House will honor Bill Toller, deacon at Holy Cross Church in Springfield. “Deacon Bill has been at Holy Cross Parish for 15 years and has been a long-time supporter of the Gray House,” Calvanese said. “His own generosity, volunteer time, and support are commendable on their own, and yet Deacon Bill has done much more by creating awareness and excitement about the Gray House and our mission. He has introduced an incredible number of very dedicated supporters to the Gray House, and I look forward to honoring him at this year’s Spaghetti Supper.”

The Gray House is a small, neighborhood agency located in and serving the North End of Springfield, one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods and one of the poorest in the state, where more than 50% of residents live in poverty and struggle to meet their daily needs. The Gray House assists by providing food, clothing, adult education, and after-school and summer programming for children. The agency assisted nearly 8,000 people in 2015.

For more information or to purchase tickets to the supper or the raffle, contact the Gray House at (413) 734-6696 or [email protected], or visit www.grayhouse.org.