DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR
MARBLE FALLS — There’s something about a spaghetti dinner that not only brings people together but gets them in a good mood. Maybe, it’s watching somebody try to suck up that last noodle as it pops him or her in the nose that gets us chuckling.
Whatever the reason, you can find a plateful of spaghetti and a load of fun April 12 when the Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department throws a, well, spaghetti dinner. But they ask that you don’t throw your spaghetti, just enjoy the meal and camaraderie.
“This is all because of Travis Felps,” said Capt. George Tennison of the department.
Felps is a Marble Falls area Boy Scout who erected a flag pole at the department as part of his Eagle Scout project. The Scout added a small area surrounding the flag pole where people can purchase bricks to inscribe names or sayings. Tennison said people have already purchased some of the bricks, but there’s space for more.
The program starts at 3 p.m. with a flag pole ceremony. Along with department members and Felps, other people attending include the Rev. Max Copeland, Burnet County Judge Donna Klaeger and Boy Scout Troop Master Thom Farleigh.
“We’ve also lined up a (bag)piper,” Tennison said.
The spaghetti dinner starts at 5 p.m. and goes until 8 p.m.
The dinner is by donation. Firefighters are setting up a bucket at the door so folks can make a donation.
“If you donate, we’ll throw your name in a bucket, and we’ll draw for some prizes,” Tennison said.
The department is located at 606 Ave. U.
“We’re going to clear out the bays, set up some tables, cook up some spaghetti and have a good time,” Tennison added.