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How to Organize a Benefit Spaghetti Dinner and Auction


You will need the support of neighbors and friends from a fairly large area -- your church group, school, etc.. 
We fed about 340 people, sold 147 items at the auction and made $7,600 for a family with financial needs (in addition to other money donated to their account at the bank)..

1. Organize a preliminary planning meeting involving at least 5 or more other people

Tickets
Advertising / and setting up a benefit fund at the local bank
Entertainment / Location / Sound System
Auction
Food Committee


Advertising

Tickets
Entertainment / Location / Sound System
Auction
Food Committee
We had spaghetti pasta and canned spaghetti sauce mixed with browned hamburger and sausage, garlic bread, green salad (bagged salad), dressings, and donated cookies and brownies. The drink was water. We charged $7 for the meal (Our health dept required a sign posted letting people know that the desserts had been made in individual homes). A sign up list for the desserts was passed around our organization for several weeks prior to the event. Any leftover cookies and brownies were packaged onto plates, covered with plastic wrap and given out at the end of the auction with a "suggested donation" price ($4?)