Sheriff’s Office to hold spaghetti dinner to benefit Warm the Children


Staff Writer

Published: 03-07-2023 6:23 PM

GREENFIELD — Following a hiatus, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is reconvening its spaghetti dinner to benefit Warm the Children.

Food will be served at the Greenfield Elks Lodge, 3 Church St., from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday. A donation of $10 per plate is requested, and to-go containers will be available. All proceeds go to Warm the Children, an annual winter donation drive started by the Greenfield Recorder in 1993.

“In years past, it has been well received,” Jamie Poremba, a lieutenant with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, said of the spaghetti dinner. She explained there was a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2019 retirement of Norma Lovett, the office’s longtime administrative assistant who organized the event. Lovett died in June 2021.

Poremba said the Elks Lodge agreed to host the dinner. The food was ordered from the jail’s typical vendors.

There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a lottery tree raffle at Thursday’s dinner. Poremba said the event is great for community-building and boosting camaraderie.

Poremba said residents can also donate cash by stopping by the lodge during the dinner or calling her at 413-774-4014, ext. 2170.