Saint Paul’s Catholic Mission in Hague was converted to Santo Paulo Ristorante on Friday evening, August 2nd for its 36th annual spaghetti dinner. Savory meat sauce permeated the air as parishioners and guests enjoyed the Italian Meal prepared by chefs Ruth and John Huber.
It was the first spaghetti dinner for newly installed Parochial Vicar, Father Andrew Heintz who moved to the Hague in July. Father blessed the meal and announced “Bon Apetit” to all.
Wine was provided by Vault Field Vineyard owners Keith, Joanne and Dan Meenan and served by resident sommeliers, Kevin Malloy, Wanda Woodburn and Warren Braun. Dinner included spaghetti with sauce, salad, bread and dessert served by smiling parishioners turned waitresses who wore “Hug a Catholic” aprons.
The night included a raffle for two prizes; a Garmin GPS unit and two hand crafted Adirondack chairs made by Dale Mullane and decorated by Tammy Mullane.
The proceeds of the night’s event exceeded $4,000 which will be divided among local charities. Last year the recipients included: The Haven Shelter and Services, Bay Again, Free Clinic of the Northern Neck, Healthy Start Program, Hospice Support Services of the Northern Neck and the Guadalupe Free Health Clinic of Colonial Beach.