Funtastic “Pasta Palooza” at AHS

February 21, 2014

by AJ Dickinson

The Alvirne Friends of Music hosted their eighth annual “Pasta Palooza” this past Saturday, February 15 at the AHS cafeteria.  The Italian themed fundraiser gives 100 percent of the proceeds back to the school’s music program to help out with everything from purchasing instruments to deferring costs of trips that the bands will take.  With over a quarter of the school’s population participating in the music program, this fundraiser directly affects over 300 students in a positive manner.

Upon entering the cafeteria, the first thing one noticed was the elaborate Italian transformation that had taken place.  The Alvirne High School jazz band serenaded the elegantly lit cafeteria as attendants were seen eating pasta donated by T-Bones.  Any student that was interested in helping in the school event found himself or herself as a waiter or waitress serving the guests.  The classy fundraiser, which has come to be known as a tradition at Alvirne High School, was both successful and fun for all who attended.