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Annual Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner coming up

By Staff | Feb 18, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED A platter of dinners on its way to hungry diners at the annual Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner.

The Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club’s annual Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner is one of the island’s largest and longest-running events – and the one function each year that everyone wants to attend.

“Our club is proud to host the Spaghetti Dinner each year, even though it’s a lot of work for our members and a big commitment from our sponsors,” club President Aaron Pruss said. “The public really enjoys the event, and it’s a great way for the community to help us support the youth programs that benefit our local island kids.”

This year’s event will be held on Feb. 29 at The Community House on Sanibel. Dinner will be served from 4 to 7:30 p.m., followed by dessert, music and the fun of competing for raffle and auction prizes.

For over 30 years, the dinner has been a favorite time for islanders to gather for food, socializing and the fun of competing for prize items. Diners will receive a complete Italian feast, with spaghetti, sauce, meatballs, salad, garlic bread and beverages – including wine and soda – and it is all-you-can-eat.

Dessert will again feature the popular cakes from The Bubble Room on Captiva.

PHOTO PROVIDED This year, the world-famous Bubble Room cakes plus coffee will available.

Cost is $10 in advance or $11 at the door; ages under 10 are free. Dessert and coffee are extra.

All of the event proceeds are used by the Kiwanis Foundation to support education and recreation programs for island youth, including the Kiwanis Scholarship Program for deserving students.

Tickets can be purchased from any Kiwanis member and also at Bailey’s General Store, Bank of the Islands, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Big Red Q Printing, Island Pharmacy and Periwinkle Park.

Major sponsors include: Cielo, Bank of the Islands, The Bubble Room, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Billy’s Rentals, Bailey’s General Store, The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts, Sanibel Island Golf Club, Barefoot Charlie’s Painting Co., The Sanctuary Golf Club, The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, Sundial Beach Resort and Spa and Island Inn. In addition, many others show their support by contributing food items and prizes that are placed in the raffle and auction.