Spaghetti dinner benefits Evart Neighborhood Watch

EVART — Evart Police officers are gearing up for a spaghetti dinner benefit event to continue and improve the Neighborhood Watch Program, a free monthly program that allows community members to learn about various types of crimes and trending issues in Osceola County.

The event will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Evart Moose Lodge, located on U.S. 10. The meal will include spaghetti, salad, garlic break and dessert. Hot dogs also will be available for children as an alternative dinner choice. Activities including games, raffles, a silent action and the chance to throw a pie in the face of an Evart Police officer will be featured.

Michelle Gebben, the Evart Police Department’s neighborhood watch coordinator, said donations are still welcome from local individuals and businesses.

“We are looking for donations such as baskets filled with items, tickets to events, gift cards, products or money to purchase food items,” Gebben said. “This is the first year we are putting on this benefit and we are hoping that we can start it with something to talk about.”

Apart from the dinner, benefit attendees will have the opportunity to purchase Evart Police Department t-shirts and patches and sponsor a Neighborhood Watch sign for $130. Sponsorships can be split between two parties. Each sign will display the name of the sponsor.

The cost is $20 for a family of four, $7 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger and free for children 3 years old and younger. Tickets can be purchased at Evart City Hall and the Evart Police Department.

To sponsor a sign or make a donation, contact Michelle Gebben at (231) 734-5900.