Youth group’s spaghetti dinner in Lyndonville raises funds for Veterans’ Outreach Center

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 4 December 2022 at 7:53 am

Photo by Ginny Kropf: From left are youth leaders Greg Nowicki, Amanda Nowicki, Taleana Farrell and Myra Seaman from the Lyndonville Presbyterian Church presenting a check to Steve Goodrich, commander of the Houseman-Tanner American Legion Post and a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church. The check represents proceeds from a benefit the youth group did for veterans. Standing at right are Tom Wenhold and June Seaman. Youth are Paisley and Dixie Nowicki. Missing are Brooklyn Seaman, Connie Lawley and Harriet Petrie.

LYNDONVILLE – When the youth at Lyndonville Presbyterian Church wanted to do something for the community, they decided to have a spaghetti dinner fundraiser and donate the proceeds to a worthy cause.

They had no trouble choosing a recipient.

Pastor Martha Mitchell said Steve Goodrich, commander of the Houseman-Tanner American Legion Post, is a member of the church and they approached him about making a donation to help veterans.

Because suicide is a big problem among veterans, it was decided to give the proceeds to Veterans’ Outreach Center in Monroe County, an organization which provides services and counseling to veterans in Monroe and Orleans County.

The dinner was a huge success and the food was delicious, Mitchell said. Four hundred meals were served, and as a result, a check for $550 was presented to Goodrich on behalf of the Veterans’ Outreach Center.

“We need to teach our children to do things for others,” Mitchell said. “The children felt the good of it, while also helping veterans.”

A portion of the proceeds was kept to help send the church youth to camp at Camp Whitman, where they attend every summer.