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Thomas Petry (bottom right) waits in line for his spaghetti. Rev. Geoff Simpson (far right) dishes out spaghetti with meat sauce to Mr. Danny Kahaley (far left).
St. Thomas’ Episcopal recently held its annual Spaghetti Supper. Students came with their parents and siblings an spent the night laughing with friends over food and drinks. Students and teachers roamed around the school, chatting with old and new friends, and enjoying iced lemonade.
“I had a very good time at Spaghetti Supper hanging out with my friends and eating snow cones,” said Monique Hoarau, a current sophomore at STE. Her mom had just come back into the country that night, but her family had rushed from the airport to STE anyway, as Spaghetti Supper was an event they’d never missed in Monique’s five years at the school.
The family-favorite event took place at 6 p.m., but many students stayed there well past 11 laughing, dancing, and singing the hours away. The night was packed with food, fun, and friends. The supper started off with a traditional meal of spaghetti and was followed by student-made snow cones. A hired DJ and face painter were available out-side, and kids quickly swarmed the booths. The DJ played both classics and modern hits like Billy Ray Cyrus and lil Nas’ “Old Town Road”.
“I really liked taking pictures of kids with their families and teachers. It was really cute,” said Mary-Ellen Abshire, a photographer for STE’s yearbook program. She spent most of the night taking pictures but found some time to eat and talk with her friends and family. She admitted that sacrificing her time at the supper was worth it, as capturing family moments was something she really enjoyed. “I didn’t really get to chill that much, but it was still super fun.”
All in all, the annual event was a fun-filled, exciting night for students and parents of all ages. The event gets bigger and better every year, and STE families are sure to continue to gather for spaghetti for years to come.