Guerneville School serves up its 2nd annual Spaghetti Cook-Off fundraiser

Pasta Sauce tasting at the 2nd Annual Spaghetti Cook-Off

Crowds gather at the Rio Nido Roadhouse to cast ballots at last year’s Spaghetti Cook-Off fundraiser for the Guerneville School

Sunday, October 17th, 3:00-6:00pm at the Rio Nido Roadhouse
14540 Canyon Two Rd, Rio Nido, CA 95471. (707) 869-0821

If you love good food and good company, and want to support the Guerneville School, join your friends, neighbors, and aspiring local pasta chefs for the 2nd Annual Spaghetti Cook-Off. Held on Sunday October 17th from 3:00pm-6:00pm at the Rio Nido Roadhouse, this fun, festive, and family-friendly event costs $10 to enter your tasty creations; $20 per adult (includes dinner and two raffle tickets); $10 per child (ages 5-12, includes dinner and one raffle ticket); and a special rate for a family of five ($50 includes dinner and five raffle tickets). Children under five can attend free.

Organized by Guerneville School parents Lori Babcock, Kristen Boland, Jaime Wilson, and Jenny Zapp,  the event will include the spaghetti sauce tasting (3:00-4:00pm); dinner (4:30-6:00pm); announcement of the raffle and spaghetti sauce winners (6:00pm), an art contest for grades 6-8; and live music from Gamma Rhythm. Prizes include fine local wines, one night get-aways from local resorts, certificates from local merchants, and more! The lucky winner will be presented with an award by local personality and 5th District County Supervisor Efren Carrillo. All proceeds go to the Guerneville School.

Businesses, artists, artisans, winemakers, trades people, and others can also lend a hand – while promoting their work at this popular and well-attended event – by donating goods or coupons for services as raffle prizes. Monetary donations and help from volunteers are also highly welcome.

For more information about entering the contest or sponsoring this event, please contact Lori at 869-8384, Kristen at 869-9412, or by October 11th.

Last Fall’s event attracted over 100 people and raised $4600 to keep afloat the Guerneville School’s innovative and well-loved Garden, Nutrition and Environmental Education Program. Local resident Walt Perkins took the honors for Best Spaghetti Sauce. Allocating this year’s funds may prove more challenging, due to the negative effects of severe budget cuts on the Guerneville School’s visual arts, music, physical education, library services, computer lab, garden, and other important enrichment programs.

“I hope lots of folks will come and participate, because we’re facing a tough year” states a Guerneville School parent, “Plus, it’ll be tons of fun!”

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