Boy Scout Spaghetti Dinner

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Boy Scouts from Troop 251 line up to serve their special spaghetti dinner in 2015.

By Sue Moore

Is there a spaghetti dinner on your menu soon? The Boy Scouts of Troop 251 hope so. They’re offering a spaghetti dinner to enjoy before Showboat starts. The spaghetti will be served up from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, February 26 and Saturday the 27th.

As an extra bonus, they will offer juice, coffee, eggs and bacon for brunch on Sunday, February 28 from noon to 2 p.m. in the VHS cafeteria. The meals are a fundraiser for the scouts but they also learn to meet and greet, help serve, and set up the tables and chairs.

The menu features spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, green beans, cake, Kool-Aid, coffee, water and fruit salad. The cooks are scout leaders that have been refining their spaghetti recipe for many years, according to scoutmaster Kevin Borden. “We used to serve the dinner at the Vicksburg United Methodist Church, but wanted to partner with the Rotary Club to offer a special night out for the public. The brunch is an added feature this year which we hope will bring people from church services, and especially those who don’t like to drive at night but still want to see the show.”

A silent auction with items collected by the scouts and the Rotary Club will be held in the cafeteria all three days.

Many ingredients are donated so the scouts can benefit from the ticket sales. The ticket price is $10 for Showboat, $8 for din­ner. The combo ticket is $15 or $10 for children ten and under. If the whole family is coming to just the dinner, the cost is $25. Brunch tickets cost the same. All seats for Showboat are gener­al admission in an effort to simplify sales, according to Steve Goss, chair of the ticket committee. Advance tickets are available at Hill’s Pharmacy, from the Boy Scouts or at the box office and door of the cafete­ria on show days. Dinner will be served from 5 – 7 p.m., brunch from 12 – 2 p.m.

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