They ran out of spaghetti!
The turnout was “phenomenal,” said one of the event organizers of the Exchange Club of Sugar Land Spaghetti Dinner held this past Friday at Fluor Daniel. The huge dining area was jam packed with people, excitement, and there was a long line, about 200 feet, of those cued up to get the “best spaghetti outside of Italy,” cooked by local law enforcement agency reps. Some of them also wore super hero costumes.
Noodles were maxed out! It was the first time the club has ever run out of spaghetti in 25 years. This was the 26th annual event. The food line stayed open for an hour longer as it was due to shut down at 8 p.m. The 1,800 rolls were served with each meal, then biscuits, and then no bread altogether, then the spaghetti pasta was switched to bow tie pasta, followed by egg noodles after a quick run to the store for more, some said that it was for 50 more pounds. For the dinner, about 150 pounds of spaghetti noodles were cooked, way above the 60 pound average of the previous years’ dinners, according to a club member.
Numbers will soon roll out as reports are made during this week’s meeting of the Exchange Club of Sugar Land to determine the real winners of all of this effort– the local charitable groups like Fort Bend Crime Stoppers , the Fort Bend Family YMCA, DePelchin Children’s Center, Texana Center, Child Advocates of Fort Bend, and many other Fort Bend non-profits. It was a great turnout and area residents making the fundraiser successful are to be commended. In previous years, the organization reports it has raised over $100,000 to help those in need.