Cullman Civitan Club’s Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction Benefits Local Charity

Sharon Schuler Kreps/CullmanSense

CULLMAN – The Cullman Civitan Club held their Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction on Friday at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church's Fellowship Hall. Spaghetti, fresh salad, garlic bread and homemade desserts were served. The Civitans did things a little different this year and allowed local businesses to purchase spaghetti lunches for delivery.

“This is our annual fundraiser that we do – it’s one that always does well,” said Amy Higdon, Cullman Civitan Club president.

“We’ve been here all day – We did deliveries to area businesses and then we have the eat-in or carry-out this evening.”

The Cullman Civitan Club is dedicated to helping people in the community. The civitans help wherever the need arises.

The mission of Civitan Club is to provide a volunteer association of clubs to identify and meet community needs with emphasis on helping people with mental and developmental disabilities.

“The money we make here today will go to the sensory trail out at H.O.P.E. (Horses Offering People Encouragement) that we are sponsoring,” Higdon explained.

“We also do a lot of things with a group home here in town,” she said as she smiled at a table full of young men from the home enjoying their spaghetti.

“Any time you are doing a service project, it takes money,” smiled Civitan Governor Julia Floyd of Alabama District North.

“The spaghetti supper tonight goes to fund projects that help people with mental and developmental disabilities.”

“One of the district’s biggest fundraisers is selling vidalia onions,” said Walt Floyd, civitan governor-elect for Alabama District North.

“We start taking orders now; the cost is $10 for a 10 lb bag. So all the clubs in the district start selling onions and the money raised will be used for the clubs in whatever they need.”

This year’s annual spaghetti dinner was delicious and the silent auction had a variety of great items available for bidding.

The event raised much needed funds for the Civitan Club to fulfill their role in the community. For more information about the Cullman Civitan Club, visit their websites at and