Secret sauce spices up spaghetti fund-raiserCity Council members, the mayor and staff are waiting to serve you on Sunday, April 13, at the New Richmond Knights of Columbus building from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
City Council members, the mayor and staff are waiting to serve you on Sunday, April 13, at the New Richmond Knights of Columbus building from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
They join the New Richmond Youth Sports Association in presenting a spaghetti dinner to help raise money for the Hatfield Lake Regional Park Sports Complex.
“This is no regular, run-of-the-mill spaghetti,” said Joe Kerlin, director of the City’s Parks and Recreation Department. “This will be a traditional, authentic, Old Country spaghetti and meatball dinner using the family’s famous, traditional, secret family recipe to organize another famous DiBrito/Kerlin spaghetti dinner.”
Joe’s mother, Rosina DiBrito, who is Italian, has shared her secret recipe with family members only. Joe’s wife, Michele, recalls not being able to obtain the recipe until she married Joe and then she had to swear to secrecy.
“Michele’s willingness to marry me just to get the secret sauce is evidence of just how much she wanted that recipe,” Kerlin said.
New Richmond elected officials and City staff have agreed to “wait on all customers” willing to support the New Richmond Area Youth Sports Complex.
The new Youth Sports Complex is located in Hatfield Lake Regional Park, west of Hatfield Lake, along County Road CC.
Kerlin said that, as of the date of the “Amazing Spaghetti Dinner,” there are two new soccer fields that are underway, opening for soccer season this fall.
“Every spaghetti noodle consumed will put us that much closer to our goal of completing the new sports complex,” Kerlin said.
Tickets will be sold at the door: $8 for adults, $5 for kids ages 4 to 10 and kids 3 and under eat free.
Kerlin indicated that there is a remote possibility the secret family recipe might be purchased but only by someone willing to put up the rest of the money to complete the sports complex.
“My mother is willing to do it for the kids,” Kerlin said. “Now all we need is someone who loves spaghetti enough to take her up on the offer.”
Anyone interested in more information on the spaghetti dinner or in taking Mrs. DiBrito up on her offer can contact Joe Kerlin at 715-243-0440.