All are invited to the 20th-annual Free Spaghetti Supper sponsored by Blessed Sacrament Parish (St. Anthony, St. Patrick and Ss. Peter and Paul). It will take place Thursday, May 31, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the St. Anthony Parish Center, 209 Front St., off College Avenue just north of Washington Avenue.
The supper is open to all residents, regardless of religious affiliation or income level. It began as an initiative of St. Patrick in 1988 and moved to St. Anthony after the two parishes were clustered in 1994. It now includes involvement by Ss. Peter and Paul based on a first-year parish reconfiguration.
According to organizer Elaine Chamberlin, more than 600 meals are expected to be served by the volunteer crew that handles setup, cooking, serving and cleanup. Blessed Sacrament offers the supper at no cost thanks to donations by parishioners and local businesses.
“God has been good to us. So once a year we celebrate by cooking a supper and inviting the whole town,” Chamberlin said. “Over the years, our parishes have changed a lot, but the supper keeps growing and growing. And the price remains the same — it’s still free.”