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Church, VFD Join Forces for Spaghetti Fundraiser

By Staff | Sep 6, 2017

Photo Provided Emily Rine and Alex Norton, two members of First Christian Church who also partake in arts and music at Magnolia High School.

Friday, Sept. 8 will be a day for helping several New Martinsville organizations as the First Christian Church will be housing a New Martinsville Volunteer Fire Department Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, along with a “Outside of Ourselves Disciples Center Lawn Sale.” The latter event will support The New Martinsville Department Ladder Truck Project, The Magnolia High School Band/Music/Theatre and Art departments, and The Disciples Center Ministries Fund.

The dinner will be held from 3-6 p.m., Sept. 8 at the church, which is located next to Magnolia High School. The meal will include spaghetti, salad, bread, drink, and dessert, and cost is by donation. Proceeds will go toward the department’s endeavor of purchasing its new ladder truck.

Prior to the dinner, the lawn sale will be held on the lawn in front of the Disciples Center, located beside the First Christian Church. Setup for the sale will be between 9-10 a.m., Sept. 8. The sale will take place betwee 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In the event of rain, the front porch of the center will be used for the sale.

Those who wish to participate in the fundraiser are asked to bring one to three items to contribute, along with a table to display the items.

Participants are also encouraged to bring lawn chairs so that they may sit beind their sales tables and converse with shoppers.

Dawn Myers, Mike Gray, and Jennifer Pugh, members of New Martinsville’s Volunteer Fire Department.

Also, those who wish to participate are asked to bring quality items; donate items that will sell, and decide the value of the items. Cards will be available to fill in, to indicate the sales price. Any items that do not sell need to be picked up by the seller between 3-5 p.m. The fire department’s fundraising dinner will be in the church’s fellowship hall that day, and the area needs vacated for traffic purposes. Sale participants are asked to consider eating dinner at the fundraiser.

Those who are unable to donate an item are asked to consider simply donating cash.

All funds raised at the lawn sale will be divided equally between New Martinsville Fire Department Ladder Truck Project, The Magnolia High School Band/Music/Theatre and Art departments and The Disciples Center Ministries Fund.

Jake Pennell, a member of First Christian Church who also participates in music and theater at Magnolia High School.