"Once again our area business donated products or gift certificates and this year our parents and kids all helped create theme baskets for the chinese auction. WalMart donated a pair of bikes, one girls and one boys, Jamestown Cycle Shop contributed bike helmets, making it a bigger event", said Brenda Backus, child services director. "In addition, many board members donated baskets and we had some cash donations as well. This is truly a community effort and we are very grateful to the merchants, suppliers and parents who help make it a success. Students from the Advantage After School Program do a wonderful job, those who attend often make special comments on how well the students interact and help." Backus continued. Proceeds from the event are used to offset costs associated with youth programming, including scholarships for summer field trips. MapleVale, The Carriage House, Better Baked Foods and Welch's provided donations for the dinner; after school advantage program staff and students, the office staff and the Board of Directors provided the help setting up, serving and cleaning up. The YWCA Westfield is a Northern Chautauqua County United Way partner agency and a member of the YWCA USA.
The YWCA Westfield
Students, seated from left Rhiannon Seminatore, Delaney Waterman, Felitia Hurd and Jack Bourgeois and standing Mason McAvoy, Simon Mueller, Cyrus Hurd, Madison Jaynes and Aaron Fueller, all enrolled in the after school Advantage Program demonstrate their appreciation to everyone who made the annual spaghetti dinner a success.