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Emlenton Plaza Restaurant Holds Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for the Emlenton VFD

Emlenton Firemen & Plaza Staff wait on tables at the spaghetti fundraiser.


The Emlenton firemen gathered up their gear and fire trucks and headed to the Emlenton Travel Plaza restaurant, just before 4:00 PM last Thursday, and were ready to serve all customers/patrons at their annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser. The spaghetti dinner was held on Thursday, November 9th, and is hosted annually at the Emlenton Truck Plaza, who donates all the proceeds of the spaghetti dinner from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

The firemen greet, serve and check you out when you stop in and enjoy the spaghetti dinner prepared by the staff at the Emlenton Plaza. The dinner included the spaghetti and meatballs, salad, drink, dessert and lots of laughs and good conversation with family and friends.

The fireman were aided by the experienced waitresses who help them through the evening.

Look out, here comes

Ed with a hot plate

of spaghetti.

The Emlenton Plaza Restaurant has been supporting the Emlenton Firemen with this special spaghetti dinner for a number of years, with a pause only in 2020 because of the pandemic.

The annual event is a major fundraiser for the fire department here in Emlenton.

The Emlenton Plaza Restaurant is owned and operated by Quadland Corporation out of Hubbard, Ohio.

Carol Burns, VP of Quadland Corporation said, “We are honored to host this annual event! It’s pretty amazing, and a lot of fun. Heroes come in all different forms. They protect us and keep us safe every day. When a man becomes a fireman his greatest act of bravery has been accomplished! Thank you firemen for what you do for our community.

The checkout line is being handled by Barry Louise, Dave Whitehill and

Tom Best, as Rev. Doug Dyson and

Dave Rhoads check out.

She continued, “Thank you also, to ALL our TEAM at The Emlenton Travel Plaza. You guys are absolutely the best! A special shout out to my friend Carrie Hunsberger. Without Carrie’s planning, prepping, and dedication tonight’s event would not have been the success it was. Also we welcomed baby Oliver, our newest future volunteer fireman to his first annual spaghetti dinner!”

Barry Louise and all the firemen expressed their gratitude to the Emlenton Travel Center’s owners and staff for all their help. Barry said, “It’s a great evening for the community and raises a lot of money that helps the fire department in many ways.”

The fire department also thanks all those who came to the dinner and for all the unexpected extra donations.

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