The Fayette County Special Olympics program will be holding the annual Dwight Turner Memorial Spaghetti Dinner on March 4 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
The spaghetti dinner will be held at Fayette Progressive Industries at 1330 Robinson Road SE in Washington C.H. Dwight Turner was a local pharmacist who was very involved with Special Olympics, according to Special Olympic Coordinator Tim Stewart. He loved helping and gave generously of his time and talents. In honor and in memory of Turner, the spaghetti dinner was renamed after him.
“Tickets are $6 for adults if purchased in advance and will be $7 at the door,” Stewart said. “Children 10 and under will cost $3. The proceeds from this event will go on to continue supporting our Special Olympic programs. Sports like softball, basketball, bowling and cheerleading and more are supported now thanks to the community. They always come together and show us just how amazing they are. We have some of the highest attendance numbers for our games, and they help so much by donating.”
The money will go toward traveling expenses, equipment costs, team uniforms, entry fees and a lot more. If the Fayette County Dragons for instance continue to win games in their tournament, the money will go to make sure they make it to those games. The Dragons’ basketball team embarks on their journey for a state title beginning this Sunday.
“The community is always so supportive,” Stewart said. “I encourage everyone to come out to the dinner and let us feed you a wonderful meal, and show everyone that we truly appreciate all of the efforts within the community to keep our programs going and strong.”
For more information, contact Fayette Progressive Industries (740) 335-7453.
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