A plate of spaghetti will be accompanied by some special guests at Will Roger Elementary’s spaghetti supper.
The supper, one of the schools spring fundraisers, will offer spaghetti, prizes and a special guest appearance on Thursday in the Will Rogers Cafeteria. During the dinner, a drawing will be conducted to determine the winner of several prizes. Students have been selling raffle tickets for the drawing since Jan. 18 and potential prizes include a new set of tires, a $500 Visa Card or a $200 gas card.
Additionally, guests will be fed a spaghetti supper at $5 per person. With the supper ticket, guests will also be eligible to win various door prizes at the supper. Tickets for the supper can be purchased through the school. Will Rogers principal Johncy Martin said the funds collected through the dinner go into the activity fund.
“It goes toward trips, concerts and different activities,” Martin said. “We’re very excited about it. The closer it gets the more excited we become.”
If the spaghetti and prizes weren’t enough, guests will also get the chance to meet some special guests.
“There will be real life super heroes here,” Amanda Cramer, Will Rogers Elementary teacher, said of the event.
With a partnership with Confetti LLC, several super heroes will be present at the dinner. With Will Rogers school wide theme this year focusing on super heroes, the presence of the heroes at the dinner will look to bring the entire event together. Cramer said the super heroes scheduled appearance has stirred talk about the event amongst many of the students and classes.
The teachers and administrators at Will Rogers will be acting as the servers and working the dinner, according to Martin. With this year presenting budget woes for nearly every school district in the state, some schools have had to cut down or completely eliminate activities funds and some extracurricular activities. Martin said the community has been supportive in funding the Will Rogers’ activity fund, with the Fall Festival, the schools last fundraiser, successfully raising money for the fund.
Martin said he and the staff at Will Rogers are hoping for a similar showing at the spaghetti supper.
“Everyone can come,” Martin said, saying the community, businesses and others are encouraged to attend.