Spaghetti din­ner sup­ports LifeNet4Fam­i­lies

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Travel & Life - By Kris­lyn Placide

What started out as a small din­ner for Andy Cag­netta’s fam­ily and friends 17 years ago be­came a gath­er­ing of more than 900 guests this year at Sig­na­ture Grand in Davie on Feb. 10.

The event, which in­cluded an Ital­ianstyle din­ner and live and silent auc­tions, raised $240,000 for LifeNet4Fam­i­lies, an or­ga­ni­za­tion that pro­vides food, an­cil­lary ser­vices and re­fer­rals to those in need in Broward County.

Sev­eral mem­bers of the South Florida com­mu­nity were rec­og­nized as hon­orary chefs.

Youths were also rec­og­nized as ju­nior chefs for their in­volve­ment and achieve­ments in fundrais­ing, com­mu­nity ser­vice and lead­er­ship.

Guests heard from the non­profit’s CEO Me­lanie Ged­des, as well as her col­league Rachael Small. Small once faced home­less­ness and slept in her car for nine months. The or­ga­ni­za­tion helped her to get on her feet. This month, she was able to move into her own apart­ment.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.lifenet4fam­i­lies.org.

Hon­orary Chefs dur­ing Andy’s 17th an­nual Fam­ily Pasta Din­ner to ben­e­fit LifeNet4Fam­i­lies on Feb. 10 at Sig­na­ture Grand in Davie.

DOWN­TOWN PHO­TOS/COUR­TESY PHO­TOS

Xe­nia McFar­ling, Ka­dian Grant, Dr. Me­lanie Ged­des and Rachael Small

Andy and Al­li­son Cag­netta

Tony Se­greto and Jarett Le­van

Andy Rosen, Dr. Mar­celle Rosen and Kirk Brown

Jamie Marino, Seth Wise and An­drew Sossin

Bill Fein­berg, Joe Fein­berg and Rob Fein­berg

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