The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

April 2, 2013

Spaghetti dinner to aid Relay for Life

By CHERIL VERNON
Palestine Herald-Press

PALESTINE — The Cartmell Home for Aged’s Relay for Life team “Crew for the Cure” will hold a spaghetti dinner fund-raiser this week.

The come-and-go spaghetti dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and include spaghetti, green beans, salad, bread, dessert and drink. Dine-in at the Cartmell Home activity center or take-out is available. Cost for the spaghetti dinner is $7 for adults and $5 for children under age 5.

“What’s a better cause than coming out to help with a Relay for Life fund-raiser? Cancer touches almost every family or their friends. Everyone has a cancer story to tell,” Cartmell Home Administrator Debbie Harrison said Monday. “We have 180 residents so at any given time we have many who are fighting cancer. The things for Relay for Life we do are in memory and in honor of those affected by cancer. It is a cause very close to our hearts.”

In addition to the spaghetti dinner, a silent auction will be held with items such as flower arrangements and door wreaths made in-house for the event.

“It gives people the opportunity to take something pretty home,” Harrison said.

Anderson County’s Relay for Life event will be held May 3 at Westwood High School. Teams raise money before, during and after the event to benefit the American Cancer Society. The opening ceremony celebrates cancer survivors and a special luminaria ceremony is held in memory and in honor of those who have been affected by cancer. Teams hold fund-raisers, play games and enjoy activities during the overnight community fund-raising event.

This will be the third year Cartmell Home has had Relay for Life teams.

“We have two teams of 15 people each right now,” Harrison said.

The first year Cartmell Home had a team it was recognized as a Bronze Team for its team fundraising level. Last year’s team raised even more, making it a Gold Team.

“We hope to raise enough money this year to become a Platinum Team,” Harrison said.

For more information about the spaghetti supper, call 903-727-8500 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.