Veteran’s Center to Celebrate Armed Forces Day with Spaghetti and Wine

Citrus Heights, CA (MPG)  |  By Elise Spleiss
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The Citrus Heights Veterans Community Center will be honoring Armed Forces Day with a spectacular Spaghetti Feed and Wine Tasting fundraiser on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This is the first official event to be held at the old Sylvan school house, located at 6921 Sylvan Road, since it became a safe space for veterans in 2013.  The newly renovated outdoor patio area will be transformed into an Italian café along with seating inside.  Live music will be provided by Doug Ellington. A local veteran and Americana music composer and guitar player for over 45 years, Ellington will be bringing listeners his renditions of classic tunes from rock, folk, country, blues and more. Wine tasting will be provided by Sacramento wine broker Bill Tobey.  There will also be a silent auction.

Food will be provided by the instructors/chefs from the Culinary program at American River College.  They will offer traditional spaghetti and meatballs or a meatless spaghetti, and salad with homemade salad dressing. Freshly made bread and cookies complete the menu.

The Citrus Heights Veterans Community Center is open to all veterans, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.to 1 p.m., with special lunches on Tuesday and Thursday.  Veterans enjoy a safe place to come and enjoy refreshments, games and camaraderie, but mainly to get together with those share their military experiences and others who understand and support them.

Funds raised will be used for a variety of needs at the Center including continued renovations and upkeep on the 155-year-old building, and other basic necessities.

Tickets are $15.00. Seating is limited so please order soon.

Contact Jean at 726-7876 or go to ‘Veterans Community Center’ on Facebook for more information.