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Annual Spaghetti Dinner in Wheeling Serves Up Food and Fun

Sisters Marlene Schemmel, CSJ, and Marguerite O'Brien, CSJ, a member of the Congregation Leadership Team.
Dining Services staff member, Dawn Namak (left), Sister Mary DiDomenico, CSJ, and volunteer Mary Anne Bartsch serve pasta, meatballs and sausage, while volunteer, Paul Tepe looks on.
Volunteer Roman Girrens (brother of Sister Mary Alice Girrens, CSJ), and
Sister Frankie Dutil, CSJ.

Over 250 dedicated volunteers, sisters, associates, and staff gathered at Mount St. Joseph, in Wheeling, West Virginia, on Sunday, November 4, 2012, to host the 24th Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Craft Sale. Nearly 800 dinners were served in the dining room and another 350 orders were made to-go.
Sisters Judy Teufel, CSJ, and Rose Anne Wolke, CSJ, serve the wine.

The preparation began months earlier as sponsors, donors, and volunteers signed on to help. Nearly 4,000 homemade meatballs, 240 pounds of spaghetti, 200 pounds of sausage and 135 gallons of sauce were readied in the days leading up to the dinner. The sausage was a new addition this year. It was prepared by volunteers, including local United Way Director, George Smoulder. The famous recipe belonged to his deceased father-in-law Lou Costanzo.

Volunteers served as traffic directors, servers, ticket sellers, hostesses, greeters, cooks, cleaners, dishwashers, crafters, and more and included a large number of students from the Key Clubs of Bishop Donahue High School, The Linsly School, Wheeling Central Catholic High School, and Wheeling Park High School. In addition, students from Bethany College and Wheeling Jesuit University provided assistance, as did the young men of Boy Scout Troop #5. The Knights of Columbus from Corpus Christi Parish in Wheeling manned the parking lots throughout the day. Shuttle service was provided by Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Good Shepherd Nursing Home.

Sister Gabriella Wagner, CSJ, (far right), enjoys the craft sale with her brother Jerome Wagner and her niece Theresa Wagner.
The crafts and homemade food items for sale were made by Sisters Rosalie Bucci, Kathleen Durkin, Mary Alice Girrens, Marguerite O’Brien, Mary Ann Rosenbaum, Joan Singer, Gabriella Wagner and a few of their families and friends. Beautiful photographs, table linens, ornaments and food items, including Sister Rosalie’s special spaghetti sauce and many other goodies made from fruits and vegetables grown right on the property, were offered for sale. Sister Gabriella, who is 94, worked all year to create her handcrafted stuffed animals and toys. She has been making the stuffed animals, including teddy bears, since the 1970s. This year, Sister Gabriella made her 650th teddy bear from the same pattern.

All proceeds from the dinner and craft sale benefit the operating fund of Mount St. Joseph. The total raised this year is over $28,000, which is an increase of nearly $2,000 over last year.

We are so very appreciative of the generosity of all of our volunteers and staff, as well as the numerous businesses and individuals who sponsored our event. These include our:

Platinum Sponsors

Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, PC
Cura Hospitality
Todd & Joyce Kimpel
   (In memory of Sister Barbara Campbell, CSJ)

Gold Sponsors

A&B Auto Sales, Inc.
A.E. Pelley Plumbing & Heating
Aladdin Food Management Services, Inc.
Dr. Nabiel Alkhouri
Bordas & Bordas, PLLC
Bridgeport Physical Therapy Services, Inc.
Cattrell Companies, Inc.
Clearview Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
DiCarlo’s Pizza Shop
Family Medical Supply-Lorraine Surgical Supplies
Dr. Vincent and Dr. Mary Gioia
Rod and Rhonda Haley and Family
Hannig & Associates
Rita and Walt Hansen
Linn Pottery Studio & Gallery
Mike Ross, Inc.
National Equipment Company
P and P Health Services, Inc.
Panhandle Cleaning & Restoration
Dr. Paul and Dr. Judith Romano
Wheeling Hospital, Inc.
Silver Sponsors

Advanced Family Practice, PLLC        
Altmeyer Funeral Homes, Inc. 
Dr. Peter Bala   
Dr. Raymond A. Bannan 
Bellisima: Simply Beautiful Flowers
Better Hearing Center
Bleifus Tire Service, Inc.  
John Patrick Burgess, D.D.S.
Cardinal Incorporated    
Dr. Frank L. Carenbauer
Dr. Robert A. Caveney
Chris Miller Furniture
Lorraine K. Chvasta
Columbia Sales, Inc.     
Dr. James L. Comerci
John & Cheri DeBlasis
Dr. John T. Dorsey, III    
Dr. Joseph A. Gabis
Gallagher Fiduciary Advisors, LLC
Glo-Tone Cleaners 
Johnson Boiler Works, Inc.
Kalkreuth Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. Klug’s Greenhouse
Dr. Michael D. Medovic
Ybanez-Morano Family
Dr. John (Jack) A. Palmer                        
Dr. Joseph C. Palmer     
Dr. Jondavid Pollock     
Peter C. Scheutz                
Schiffler Cancer Center   
SDI Environmental
Shirts-N-More, Inc.
Summit Physical Therapy
Top Notch Landscaping
Jerome Wagner            
Wheeling Renal Care, LLC
Ye Olde Alpha


Bronze Sponsors

Anthony & Associates, CPA
Dr. Joseph M. Bannon   
Belmont Savings Bank
Paul Camilletti
Ear, Nose & Throat Association
Engineered Foundation Solutions, PLLC
Fahey Insurance Agency
Bernie J. Glenn           
Dr. Bernard J. Grubler
Dr. Donald H. Lough
Montgomery Upholstery
Plastic Surgery, Inc.
Robertson & Robertson, PLLC
Dr. Christian A. Sonnefeld
Stegman & Schellhase, Inc.
Sweet Dreams Mattress Factory
Wallace Jewelers              
Wheeling Flower Shop
In-Kind Sponsors

Cindy Albert
Jim Altmeyer
Sister Rosalie Bucci
Coleman’s Fish Market
Asunta Damron
DiCarlo’s Pizza (Elm Grove)
Domino’s Pizza (Elm Grove)
Generations Pub
Gloria and Roman Girrens
Greco’s Restaurant
Paul Harris
Eileen Harrington
Jebbia’s Market
Charlene Kirkpatrick
Miklas Meat Market
Sister Mary Alice McMaster
Linda Morgan
Paragon Monteverde
Gary and Karri Mulhern
Jerry and Millie Mulhern
Riesbeck’s Food Market
Sons of Italy
Stratford Springs Restaurant
TriMark SS Kemp
Undo’s (Elm Grove)
US Foods
Sister Rita Marie von Berg
Chuck Wagner
Wheeling Country Club
Wheeling Hospital
Wheeling Hospital Food Service
Wheeling Island Racetrack & Gaming Center
Gil White
Wine & Beverage Merchants of West Virginia
Ye Olde Alpha
Genevieve Yoho