Club serving up spaghetti for cause

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 3, 2006

COAL GROVE — Over the years, the annual Christmas display at Paul Porter Park has grown along with the crowds that come to see the twinkling holiday lights.

The growth has created a bit of a problem: The club has run out of space to store those lights.

“We take them to the old high school on Lane Street across from the park,” club member Carol Gool explained. “But there isn’t enough room there anymore. There is a storage room we use but the village uses it, too. The school board has it.”

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Plans are underway now to build a metal storage building at the park to warehouse those displays. The cost is estimated to be between $10,000 and $12,000. Gool said club members want to have the building ready to use by the end of the year so decorations can be stored in the new building after Christmas 2006.

The kickoff fund-raiser for the building project is a spaghetti dinner Friday at the Jae Roush Community Building. The cost is $5. The menu is spaghetti, bread, cole slaw and a dessert. The hours for the dinner are 3-7 p.m.