Breakfast to benefit VFD

NORTH GEORGETOWN — The annual benefit supper to raise funds for the North Georgetown Volunteer Fire Department will be held from 4-7 p.m. Saturday at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

This is the 16th year for this event which was first held to remember the brave firefighters in the terrorists attack in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. Since then Emmanuel sponsors the annual dinner in remembrance and to support its local volunteer fire department. It is also part of the “God’s Work, Our Hands,” an annual outreach of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

This is the only special outreach to help support the North Georgetown Volunteer Fire Department which services half of Knox Township and part of West Township, while also assisting other fire departments throughout the area. Weather permitting, fire trucks will be on display outside with uniformed firemen available to explain and answer questions. Fifty/Fifty raffle tickets will also be on sale.

The supper will again feature the secret homemade meat spaghetti sauce of Mel Albrecht, vice president of the church council and a member of Knox Ruritans and Thrivent Financial which also help financially support the event. Emmanuel’s members work together serving and donating an array of homemade desserts.

A large fireman’s boot is on hand in donations will be accepted for the meal which includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti, salad, bread, beverage and dessert. Carryout is available by calling the church at 330-525-7700 that afternoon and evening.

Those unable to attend may wish to mail financial donations to Emmanuel at Box 2, North Georgetown, Ohio 44665, designated for the spaghetti supper.