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Published October 28, 2013, 09:43 PM

Dilworth spaghetti feed a success

DILWORTH – If you make it, they will come. That was true in the late 1930s, when St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Dilworth began hosting its Authentic Italian Spaghetti Dinner.

By: Dave Olson, INFORUM

DILWORTH – If you make it, they will come.

That was true in the late 1930s, when St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Dilworth began hosting its Authentic Italian Spaghetti Dinner.

And it was true on Sunday, when close to 2,000 people took part in the all-day fundraiser.

While that number isn’t close to the best turnouts ever, which are typically in the neighborhood of about 2,500 people, it was still a very good day, said Frank Gross, who has helped organize the dinners for several decades.

He said the church is still figuring how much it will clear from Sunday’s event, but he said the dinners usually bring in between $10,000 and $15,000.

“Yesterday was a very good dinner, so it will be closer to the higher range,” Gross said Monday.

Most of the time, proceeds from the dinners go toward general upkeep of the church.

Money raised this year will be used to help complete interior work on a classroom addition the church built about 2½ years ago, Gross said.

“We gotta put ceilings in, flooring, that kind of thing,” he said. St. Elizabeth has been sponsoring such dinners since about 1937.

“It was nice to see all the people there. I hope everybody enjoyed the dinner,” Gross said.

“We plan on doing it for many, many more years.”


Readers can reach Forum reporter Dave Olson at (701) 241-5555

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