Annual Spaghetti Supper
The Annual Spaghetti Supper, usually the first Saturday in April, is designed to promote community spirit in our Village, but also raises funds to support the annual West Barnstable Village Festival. Rain or shine, this popular event draws a nice gathering at the Fire Station where volunteers from the West Barnstable Civic Association work with the staff at the Fire Station and volunteers from Whelden Library and others to host this community gathering. Although we were disappointed that it was cancelled this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are looking forward to 2021 when old friends and neighbors can enjoy visiting and catching up.
Serving nearly 300 dinners, Leasha Batta, Rusty Gage, and Lenny Clark head up the kitchen tasks. Scores of volunteers help before, during and after the Spaghetti Supper, bringing together our West Barnstable community. A favorite part of the evening, led by Jane Manzelli, is having young students bus tables and serve beverages and dessert to the diners. Always a hit, but well-kept secret, is Lenny’s famous homemade “Auntie’s Chocolate Sauce.”