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COPS West holding fundraiser Saturday

Diners who stop by the Maxwell House for spaghetti on Saturday will get treated to more than just the secret recipe spaghetti sauce. COPS West is having a fundraiser at the neighborhood restaurant and all food proceeds are going toward the community police station.

“Maxwell House is donating the food, and we’re hoping for a good turnout,” said Maurece Vulcano, program coordinator for COPS.

The evening’s silent auction features more than 60 items. Among them are overnight stays at a Red Lion hotel, a night at the Davenport, four Chiefs hockey tickets and a Gonzaga University basketball signed by this year’s team.

Last month, a fundraiser at Frontier West Restaurant raised about $350 for COPS North Central, Vulcano said, adding that she’s still waiting for the tally from a fundraiser at Golden Corral back in January.

This weekend’s fundraiser at Maxwell House, however, features much more than dinner so it should raise more money.

“We are hoping for a good chunk,” said Vulcano. “How’s that for a fundraising goal? They really need the support at COPS West.”

Reach Pia Hallenberg Christensen at (509) 459-5427 or