BY LINDA BENTLEY | OCTOBER 16, 2013
Soroptimists thank Harold’s for ‘all the years of serving spaghetti’
‘No one seems to know when it was moved to Harold's but it has been there a long time’
Photo by Linda Bentley
CAVE CREEK – On Tuesday, Oct. 8, during the organization’s 36th annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral, Soroptimist of Saguaro Foothills presented Harold’s with a plaque to show their appreciation. The plaque reads: “We thank you for being so good to us for so many years in our endeavor to raise money to improve the lives of women and girls in our community and around the world.”
Soroptimist of Saguaro Foothills President Ann Rice said, “The spaghetti dinner is 36 years old, but it started with members cooking in their own homes. No one seems to know when it was moved to Harold's but it has been there a long time.”
The annual spaghetti dinner is held on the second Tuesday in October. In addition, Harold’s has hosted Casino Nights and Soroptimist International District 4 events.
Soroptimist International is a Professional Women's Organization focused on improving the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. There are 95,000 members in 120 countries, and they are the only non profit organization to hold a seat at the United Nations.
Locally, SI Saguaro Foothills partners with Kiwanis to provide backpacks and school supplies to kids in need in the Cave Creek Unified School District.
The organization holds an annual self-esteem workshop for younger teen girls; supports Adopt-a-family through the Foothills Food Bank; provides a cash award to a woman head of household who is struggling to provide for her family while furthering her education; supports S Club, a girls’ service organization at Cactus Shadows High School and provides scholarships and awards to girls graduating.
SI Saguaro Foothills members also pick up trash that accumulates on both sides of Cave Creek Road, from School House Road to Tom Darlington Drive four times per year.