March 5, 2009 in Washington Voices

COPS West holding fundraiser Saturday

By The Spokesman-Review

Coming up

The silent auction, raffle and spaghetti dinner will be Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults; children 5 years and younger are free.

Maxwell House is at 1425 N. Ash St. Call (509) 625-3340.

For more information about Community Oriented Policing Services – COPS – go to or call (509) 835-4572

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

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