Annual Italian Dinner set for Saturday

Published 12:07 am Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Looking for a solution to Saturday night’s dinner?

Stop by Christ the King Catholic church for its annual Italian Dinner.

Organizer Kathy Frye said Monday they plan to make about 500 meals and tickets are on sale now.

“We do sell tickets early and on the day of the event,” she said. “Last year we served around 500 meals.”

Frye said this year’s menu is the same as is tradition.

It will include a choice of lasagna or spaghetti and meatballs, homemade bread, Italian salad and pizzelle. Pizzelle are thin, crisp Italian cookies that are baked on an iron and look similar to a waffle.

Adult plates $10 this year, but that ages 4-12 still pay $5 per plate and children 3 and under eat free.

Locals have the option of dining in or carry out.

Those who choose to dine-in will get an Italian restaurant-type feel.

“We make it fun,” she said.

Additionally, the church’s women’s group will have a dessert bar.

Frye said those desserts will be somewhere around $2 or $3 and will include homemade Italian desserts such as tiramisu, cannoli, Italian Cream Cake and amore cake.

Proceeds from the event go to help fund the youth’s mission trip for the summer.

The event will kick off at 4 p.m., and will last until 8:30 p.m.

Those interested in purchasing advanced tickets may contact Randy Kuhn at 488-5304 or Frye at 488-5983.