Sunday, October 31, 2010

Fortify yourself to deal with ghosts and goblins: Eat spaghetti!

One of the premier social events in my neck of the woods is the annual Our Lady of Pompeii Spaghetti Dinner, which takes place every year on the last Sunday of October, which today is Halloween. The doors of Deacon Tony Barbieri Hall open at 1:00 PM and they serve until 6:00 PM. Diners wait on line and are seated, first-come-first-serve at long tables. Soda and water are in plastic pitchers on the table. For $14.00 friendly volunteers serve a small salad made with a good gardiniera, a plate of home made spaghetti and meatballs and top the meal off with a piece of sheet cake. At the end of the evening many creative gift baskets along with goods and services donated by local merchants are auctioned off.

We're going to leave a bowl of candy on the doorstep for trick-or-treaters and join our friends at one of those long tables this afternoon.

Our Lady of Pompeii
Corner of Broadway & Ashford Avenue 95 Palisade Street
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Fr. Timothy Scannell, Ph.D. Administrator

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

PS. My follicularly challenged friend John M. brought down the house when he rose to accept his gift certificate for a cut and style at Deegan's Salon. Too bad there is not a Deegan's Saloon!