Kiwanis announces cancellation of Spaghetti Dinner
After three-plus decades of serving the public in February, the Kiwanis Club of Sanibel & Captiva announced that it will not hold its annual Spaghetti Dinner this year due to concerns about COVID-19.
“We hated to pull the plug on this year’s event since so many people look forward to the Spaghetti Dinner each February,” club President Bill Hay said. “But we’ll be back next year, and we hope everyone will come out then to celebrate the end of this pandemic.”
The event is one of the club’s major fundraisers, supporting the Kiwanis Scholarship Program for local youths and grants to island non-profits that provide recreation and education activities for the youths.
Event fans can help to keep the scholarships and activities going by participating in the Spaghetti Dinner Silent Auction and Raffle, which will be held this year in a virtual format online. Participants will be able to bid on items including restaurant packages, vacation stays, fishing trips and some unusual experiences that are not available every day. Details will be announced in the coming weeks.
People can also make a tax deductible donation to the Kiwanis Foundation for the Scholarship Fund. Contributions can be directed to the Kiwanis of Sanibel-Captiva, P.O. Box 1, Sanibel, FL 33957.
The mission of Kiwanis International is “Serving the Children of the World,” and the Kiwanis Club of Sanibel & Captiva executes that mission with a tight focus on the children of Sanibel and Captiva.