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The Xavier Pasta Dinner is a beloved annual event that brings together students, families, faculty, and the wider community for an evening of delicious food, fun, and fellowship. This cherished tradition not only provides a delightful dining experience but also serves as a significant fundraiser to support various school programs and initiatives.

Event Highlights

  1. Delicious Pasta Meal: The centerpiece of the evening is a hearty pasta dinner, featuring a home cooked pasta dinner provided by our very own Mario Del Guidice of Mario’s Italian Cafes. Guests can enjoy a classical dinner with marinara and penne, accompanied by fresh salad, garlic bread, and a selection of desserts.
  2. Community Atmosphere: The event is set in a warm and inviting atmosphere, with beautifully decorated tables and festive décor. Large communal tables encourage mingling and conversation, fostering a strong sense of community and togetherness.
  3. Live Entertainment: Throughout the evening, guests are treated to live entertainment, including performances by the school drum line, dance team, and other student groups. This adds a lively backdrop to the festivities, showcasing the talents of Xavier students.
  4. Silent Auction and Raffles: To support fundraising efforts, the Pasta Dinner includes a silent auction and raffles. Attendees can bid on a variety of items donated by local businesses and members of the community, ranging from gift baskets and services to unique experiences. Raffle tickets offer additional chances to win exciting prizes.
  5. Student and Parent Volunteers: The event is made possible by the hard work and dedication of student and parent volunteers. From setting up the venue and serving food to managing the auction and cleaning up, volunteers play a crucial role in ensuring the evening runs smoothly and successfully.
  6. Fundraising Impact: Proceeds from the dinner, auction, and raffles directly support school programs, scholarships, and extracurricular activities. The funds raised help enhance the educational experience for all students at Xavier, making a lasting impact on the school community.
  7. Socializing and Networking: The Pasta Dinner provides a wonderful opportunity for parents, teachers, and community members to connect and build relationships. It’s an evening where new friendships are formed, and existing bonds are strengthened, all while enjoying a delicious meal together.

The Xavier Pasta Dinner is more than just a meal; it’s a celebration of community, generosity, and school spirit. This event brings together the Xavier family in a meaningful and enjoyable way, highlighting the values of service and fellowship. Through good food, great company, and shared purpose, the Pasta Dinner continues to be a highlight of the school year, fostering unity and supporting the mission of Xavier College Prep.