For 12 years of consistent commitment as a top fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association’s, the organization’s executive director, Nancy Udelson, personally thanked the chefs, volunteers and customers at the 10th Annual Spaghetti Cook-off to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.
“This event has really grown,” said Parma Hospital President & CEO Patricia A.Ruflin, in thanking the participants and noting that all are winners, regardless of which facilities took home the top three prizes for the best sauces. “I talk to a lot of people in the community, and people always mention the Spaghetti Cook-Off.”
Crystal Waters Retirement Community in Strongsville captured the award for the favorite sauce, as voted on by diners at the Spaghetti Cook-Off. The event raised $1,859, with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Association to benefit patients and their families suffering from this debilitating disease. Mount Alverna Village in Parma took the second place prize, and Royalton Woods in North Royalton came in third place among the 12 contestants, all of which were assisted living facilities in the Parma Hospital service area. Other facilities participating in the Cook-off were: Altenheim in Strongsville; Arden Courts of Parma; Berea Lake Towers; Brookside Estates in Middleburg Hts.; Elmcroft of Sagamore Hills; Greenbrier Senior Living Community in Parma Heights; Park Creek Center in Parma Hts.; and Pleasant Lake Villa and Sunrise Assisted Living in Parma. Bakery was donated by Manor Care, Greenbrier, Berea Lake Towers and Parma Hospital’s Seasons of Life Hospice.
All labor, food,beverages, supplies and entertainment at the event were donated, said LauraMatthews, manager of Parma Hospital’s ElderCenter adult day care and chairman of the Hospital’s Alzheimer’s Committee. Volunteer support was provided by the Parma/Parma Heights Kiwanis Club.