A total of 168 La Porte area residents turned out for the Oct. 23 Community Spaghetti Dinner hosted by the Parent-Teacher Organizations of La Porte and Bayshore elementary schools. The event, held at La Porte Elementary, benefitted area families impacted by Hurricane Ike.
CenterPoint Energy, Kaneka and Neighborhood Centers, Inc., also joined in the effort, providing spaghetti sauce, noodles, paper products and beverages for the event. Neighborhood Centers, Inc., provided cookies, and the Bayshore PTO contributed meatballs and salad.
Those who attended the event were asked to bring donations such as pots and pans, dishes, silverware, kitchen appliances, irons, can openers, glass and plastic cups, storage containers, cleaning supplies, toiletries, sheets and towels for families whose homes were damaged or destroyed during the storm. According to Jewel Whitfield, principal of La Porte Elementary School, plans are to provide families with gift baskets of household items during the holidays.
Staff and PTO members from both elementary schools greeted guests, cooked and served spaghetti, and accepted donations from parents and community members. For more information on the project, call La Porte Elementary School at 281-604-4787.