Mama Mia! It’s time for the 100 Club of San Antonio Spaghetti Dinner

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – Volunteers are cooking up more than 20,000 meatballs for the 100 Club of San Antonio’s annual Spaghetti Dinner this weekend, so get out of the kitchen, take the whole family and help raise money to help the children of fallen first responders.

100 Club of San Antonio Spaghetti Dinner prep/Photo Courtesy of Javier Fernandez

100 Club President Richard Miller says the spaghetti is delicious, but people rave about the meatballs. He says the secret’s in the sauce.

“We’ve already cooked the ribs. We’ll strip the rib meat off and put that into the sauce–gallons and gallons of sauce,” Miller said.

Then they marinade the meatballs in the sauce.

“That’s what really gives it the zing,” said Miller.

100 Club of San Antonio President Richard Miller/Spaghetti Dinner/KTSA Photo-Elizabeth Rujiz

Proceeds benefit the 100 Club of San Antonio, whose primary mission is to assist families of fallen local, state and federal law enforcement officers and firefighters, but they have several other programs, as well.

“Our newest program is a canine fund to help our canine first responders,” said Miller. He says they help provide everything from trauma kits and training , to cooling mats and ballistic vests.

The 22nd Annual Spaghetti Dinner is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 6 pm Saturday and Sunday at Christopher Columbus Italian Society Hall on Piazza Italia near West Martin and IH 35. Tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for children.

You can eat there, or take your food to go. Miller says the drive-through lane was so successful last year that they’re doing it again tomorrow and Sunday for those picking up 6 dinners or less. You can buy your tickets at the door or at the drive-through.

Christopher Columbus Italian Society Hall/KTSA Photo-Elizabeth Ruiz

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