Team Mad Hatters from the Johnston/North Providence Relay for Life raised $1,300 last Saturday at their Eat-For-A-Cure fundraiser at the St. Alban’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall in North Providence. Richard and Jill Shurtleff, who own DiVozzi’s Bakery in Johnston, donated all of the food.
“This is what it’s all about,” said volunteer Dan Mitchell. “Fun, food, fellowship ... this is a labor of love for us, especially because we know our efforts are helping to battle cancer.”
This weekend two more teams, One Step at a Time and Team Blue Jays, will put their menus to the test as they continue their 2012 fundraising campaign.
Sunday will mark Team One Step at a Time’s fourth annual Fundraising Dinner, beginning at 1 p.m. at Cranston Country Club. Tickets are $25 per person. Last year’s dinner raised $2,000 and Captain Lori Boffi said the team would again offer a silent and regular auction this year. For reservations, call Boffi at 270-5291.
Captain Crystal Hoffman and the Team Blue Jays will also try their hand at cooking this Sunday, April 29, during their first ever Spaghetti Dinner. The event will run from noon to 3 p.m. at the Smithfield Senior Center, which is located at 1 William J. Hawkins Jr. Trail in Deerfield Park. Fore more information, contact Hoffman at email@example.com.
Admission is only $10 and children under age 12 will eat free. Sunday’s spaghetti and meatball dinner will also feature raffles and games.