The Kiwanis of Riverview held their Annual Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, April 26 at Seitz Middle School cafeteria. This is one of the clubs three major fund raisers for the year. The others are the peanut and Christmas wreath sales.
The goal of the dinner is to raise money to fund the clubs many programs for the needy and the children of the community.
Mayor Andy Swift, a member of the board of directors for the Kiwanis and organizer of the dinner said, “This year was our best turnout ever. The support we get from our community never ceases to surprise me.”
The Kiwanis normally serve about 200 to 225 meals at this event. This year they served 375 meals to the hungry crowd.
“This type of turnout doesn’t happen by accident.” said Swift. “With the help of The Riverview Register, Riverview Towing, Boy Scout Troop 1659, Cub Scout Pack 1659, Riverview Community High School Key Club, Seitz Middle School Builders Club, and many volunteers the dinner was a complete success.”
There were a couple of special guests in attendance, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell of Michigan’s 12 District and 14th District State Representative Cara Clemente. Both of these representatives are big supporters of the club.
This year the spaghetti dinner attendees had the chance to purchase raffle tickets to support the efforts of the Kiwanis. The grand-prize was a package deal of a gift-certificate for Vic’s Diner is Southgate, two tickets to a Tiger Baseball game, and up to six hours use of a limousine. This prize package was made possible by donations from Vic’s Diner, Go Big Multimedia, and Ron Miller of Riverview Towing.
The grand-prize winners of the raffle were Paul and Melisa Swift of Brownstown.
Several children of the diners got a surprise tour of the Go Big Multimedia limousine and a city of Riverview Fire Truck that was on site.
A great time was had by all and the Kiwanis of Riverview are eternally grateful for all who came out to support them and for those helped.