By: David Kelliher, Student writer.

The annual basta Sunday dinner was held on March 5 at St. Pius and was hosted by STUCO and the whole Junior class. It went from 11:30 am to 6:30 pm. Family and friends, all across the Kansas City area, came to enjoy this spaghetti dinner and also help out the students of St Pius pay for Prom.

“I’m really proud of the Juniors who stepped up and volunteered extra time, because we were short staffed and their dedication helped make this one of the best and most successful Spaghetti dinners in history,” said Ms. Smith, STUCO adviser.


The Juniors put on the annual spaghetti dinner on March 5th. They sold tickets to help pay for prom.

The Junior servers started off the family’s meal with bringing them salads and drinks. Once they finished, they were brought their spaghetti and meatballs and finished the meal off with a delicious dessert. There was also call-in and get a carry-out orders also run by the Junior class. Finally, the class had a 50/50 raffle to win big bucks.

“I thought working the spaghetti dinner was really fun and a little challenging but all in all it was a good time for everyone,” said Junior Nickie Najar.

The Juniors hold this dinner every year so they can raise money for all Juniors and Seniors to attend prom and cover expenses. Prom includes dinner and dancing for all attendees.

The final total raised was $28,000 dollars total and $22,000 after expenses. This money will be spent on Prom expenses like: the four course meal for dinner, chocolate fountain, DJ and event space. It will also go towards the after prom, which is held for all the Juniors and Seniors at Power Play.


The Juniors were excited to help raise money for prom and interact with everyone. “It was great to see families from different parts of the community of Kansas City all gathered together in support of St. Pius,” said Juior Nathan Westfall.

This Spaghetti dinner is a tradition at Pius that will stick around for quite awhile. It helps students raise money for one of the biggest nights of their lives, and they also get some pretty good meatballs out of it too.  

“I just love seeing Coach Lamble and my students in aprons…..very inspiring,” said Mr. Coakley, Religion Teacher.

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