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Oodles Of Noodles Served Up In Fayetteville

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Inside the kitchen of a Fayetteville church, hundreds are taking part in the annual event billed as the "World's Largest Spaghetti Dinner."

Members of St. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox churches have their assembly line down pat. They have been doing the spaghetti dinner as a fund-raiser for 44 years.

Tommy Vlachos has been in the kitchen for every single one.

"You see people you don't see for a year, and they say, 'How are you? How are your kids? How's your family?' It's a lot of fun," he said.

Bill Culbreth looks forward to this day all year long. He said he has come for all 44 spaghetti dinners.

"This is the best spaghetti in town. If you are going to eat it, eat it here because it's the best I've ever eaten," he said.

By noon, church members said they had sold more than 5,000 boxes of spaghetti. By the end of the day, they said 13,000 meals will be served.

Proceeds from the spaghetti dinner will go to the church's new education center and other local charities.


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