Community invited to UCC Spaghetti Dinner


Come out and enjoy a free spaghetti dinner with live entertainment from The Back Porch Band on Saturday, March 9, from 4–7 p.m., in the Cottage Grove United Church of Christ parking lot. The Back Porch Band performs fun music for the whole family and children are encouraged to play musical instruments along with them.
The scheduled menu for the event is spaghetti and meatballs, salad, and bread. As a sweet treat and menu showstopper, Sheri Wohlers, UCC Spaghetti Dinner event coordinator delightfully described, “One of the things people really love is our hot fudge brownie sundaes for dessert. The hot fudge sauce and brownies are homemade. Add a scoop of ice cream to that and it's all topped off with whipped cream and a cherry.”
Wohlers continued, “This is not a fundraiser for the church. It is an invitation to the community to come and enjoy the food, entertainment and fellowship in the middle of a long winter. There is not a set price for this evening meal and entertainment in order to keep it accessible to everyone, no matter what your financial situation is. Any donation to help offset expenses is gladly accepted. No matter who you are or where you're from, you are welcome here.”
“’The Back Porch Band’ regularly performs at the Whistling Well Farm in Afton during apple picking season every fall,” Wohler added. “Lots of families with children come for the apple picking and stay to enjoy the band. The children are invited to participate by playing percussion instruments with the band.”
This is the sixth UCC Spaghetti Dinner, but it has been nine years since its last appearance. In the past, around 100 to 125 people have attended yearly. Cottage Grove United Church of Christ is located at 7008 Lamar Ave. S., in Cottage Grove, across from the Lamar Ball Fields.