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Annual Woodman Hall Spaghetti Dinner

Baby it’s cold outside! But it’s warm inside Woodmen Hall, and the third annual spaghetti dinner awaits you on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. And how are warmth and spaghetti linked, you ask? Well, the Friends of Woodmen Hall have dedicated proceeds from this event to the completion of the insulation project, which both warms up this historic (but old and drafty) building and lowers energy costs. The insulation project is about 80 percent done; insulating under the floor and inside and outside the skirting will complete the blanket.

The dinner, featuring Jim Ghinazzi’s fabulous spaghetti sauce, also has salad and garlic bread on the menu. Purchase a glass of wine to go with your dinner. Vegetarian and gluten-free options as well as take out will be available. Once again Lance Brittain and Friends will provide music to eat and socialize by. Tickets are at Paper Scissors on the Rock, Lopez Senior Services, at the  Lopez Village Market and at the door.

The Friends of Woodmen Hall have been raising money for the renovation of this historic building since 2004. In addition to the start of the insulation project, 2012 saw the exterior of the Hall receive a new coat of paint, thanks to donations of funds and to the donation of the talents of professional local painters and preparation help.

Also in 2012 the Senior Advisory Committee hired an event coordinator, whose responsibility is to promote use of Woodmen Hall for community events. The event coordinator can be reached at 468-3092.

This much-loved building is the home of Lopez Senior Services, which provides many programs, including Wednesday and Friday lunches, often with programs of local interest, crafting sessions, and game days. For information on these services, call the Senior Services coordinator at 468-2421.

Doug Poole of Sage Building Solutions has donated many hours of time to the development and the work involved in the insulation project. Working with the Senior Advisory Committee, he and his staff and a small team of volunteers have helped to stabilize the hall and to bring it into the 21st century. Doug and the committee could use more volunteer help to finish this project. No major stills are needed; on-the-job training is available! Contact Doug at 468-4040 if you can lend some time and muscle.

Come and enjoy an evening of good food, good music, and good friends. Banish the winter blahs, and help us finish warming up Woodmen Hall.

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