Holley Rotary spaghetti dinner raises funds for Eagle Scout project

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 28 February 2016 at 12:00 am

Veterans Memorial planned for Hillside Cemetery

Photos by Tom Rivers

HOLLEY – The Holley Rotary Club served about 200 spaghetti dinners on Saturday, with proceeds going towards an Eagle Scout project at Hillside Cemetery.

The top photo shows Holley Rotarians, from left: Jeff Martin, Larry Swanger, Josh Mitchell and Roger DeFrancesca.

Jacob Crandall, an Eagle Scout candidate, is trying to upgrade the veterans section at the cemetery. He wants a new 25-foot-high flag pole, five granite etched stones (for the Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard), and a pentagon-shaped concrete base. Jacob would like to have the project complete in the spring.

Bob Miller cooks spaghetti at the fund-raiser at the VFW where the Rotary Club meets every Monday evening.

Elissa Rowley is pictured with her father, Bill Downey. Elissa joined the Holley Rotary Club earlier this month. She works as program manager for the National Kidney Foundation. She is a third-generation Rotary member following her grandfather, Frenchy Downey, and her father, who are both members of the Albion Rotary Club.