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Kenwood Spaghetti feed raises funds for 6th grade class

Kenwood Spaghetti feed raises funds for 6th grade class
Grant Van Dyne, age 3, a student in Mrs. Dawson’s class at the Rainbow Garden Preschool at Kenwood Elementary, assists the Kenwood Press place the winning bid on the first cake auctioned off at the Spaghetti feed fundraiser on Sept. 29. The event raised over $11,000 to send the 6th grade class to camp.Photo by Melissa Dowling

By Melissa Dowling with additional reporting by Tanya Garrett

This year’s Kenwood School pasta feed was a big success! 175 pasta and cake enthusiasts attended the event, which exceeded its goal, raising over $11,000 to send the 12 children in Mrs. Sedgick’s 6th grade class to camp at Westminster Woods in Occidental later this school year. The class will likely even have money left over to hopefully fund an additional graduation trip for the class to Marin Headlands next year.

When asked about what he thought about the event and what he was looking forward to about camp, 6th grader Isaiah Garrett replied “It was the best pasta ever! And the cakes were amazing. I’m looking forward to climbing trees and the zipline.”

The traditional cake auction resulted in some very competitive bidding. The Honey Ukrainian cake baked by Olga Komar from a traditional recipe raised the most money, with a winning bid of $1000 by local Kenwood residents.