Using their noodles: Spaghetti dinner helps Keewaydin camp effort


The 70 or so 5th and 6th graders from Chester-Andover Elementary School are deliciously closer to going to Keewaydin Environmental Education camp in May 2014 thanks to the volunteer parents, teachers and pupils who served up a spaghetti dinner to more than 100 hungry folks last Thursday night, Nov. 21, 2013.

The dinner — spaghetti, sauce, meatballs, garlic bread, salad and desserts — was provided by parents and other donors and raised about $1,000 toward the $16,450 it costs to send 70 kids to the weeklong camp.  (The cost is $235 per pupil.) Ten parents and teachers cooked the food, which was served by CAES students. Donations can still be made to get these kids to camp. For more information, email Frank Kelley at
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About the Author: Cynthia Prairie has been a newspaper editor more than 40 years. Cynthia has worked at such publications as the Raleigh Times, the Baltimore News American, the Buffalo Courier Express, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Patuxent Publishing chain of community newspapers in Maryland, and has won numerous state awards for her reporting. As an editor, she has overseen her staffs to win many awards for indepth coverage. She and her family moved to Chester, Vermont in 2004.

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  1. FKelley says:

    Thanks for capturing this bit of Keewaydin magic. Huge thanks go out to the Telegraph, Lisai’s, Drew’s, Black River Produce, Crow’s Corner Bakery, and all the hard working volunteers. Nice work! Thanks community!