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Port Robinson celebrates Family Day with 6th annual pasta dinner

'Thorold is our home but we welcome anyone out of the Region to this'

It’s that time of year again!

The Port Robinson Community Centre is holding its annual Family Day pasta dinner.

“We want to get the families together,” says the chair of the community centre’s board, Marty Wilson, in an interview with ThoroldToday. “I’ve got a few new names on the list this year which is awesome, but it’s basically the same people that come out and support us all the time and we appreciate them.”

Dinner includes penne pasta, meatballs and sausage, fresh dinner rolls, salad, and dessert. New this year, is the option to have a glass of wine.

“I feel that that goes with the dinner,” says Wilson. “For the very first time, we are able to do that.”

Wilson stresses that the event is open to everybody in Niagara.

“Thorold is our home but we welcome anyone out of the Region to this,” she says. “If we can get people from St. Catharines, Welland, Niagara Falls — it showcases our hall too. People that haven’t been there for a few years love it. The expression on their faces when they see the work that we’ve done, they can appreciate it. We’re proud of what we’ve done.”

As always, the event will raise funds for beautification projects at the community centre.

“We’re looking at purchasing new chairs for the hall, possibly some small tables — that’s sort of what we’re looking for this year for now,” says Wilson.

The stained-glass window that recently got restored is finally ready to be placed above the entrance way, and a new sign is ready to be hung outside the centre as well.

After the pasta dinner, it’ll be full-steam ahead for the community centre’s spring events on Easter and Mother’s Day weekend.

“We’re a very busy board,” says Wilson. “We like to be a busy board. There’s always something happening.”

But first, there will be pasta on Family Day.

The Port Robinson Community Centre Pasta Dinner will take place on Monday, Feb. 19. Adults pay $15 and children pay $6. There are two seatings available: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Take-out is also available.

For tickets, call Marty at 289-213-9995.

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