On Sunday, St. Leo’s the Great Catholic Church hosted its always popular ravioli and spaghetti fundraising dinner, a Little Italy tradition for over 30 years.
Behind the counter, volunteers worked quickly to supply the crowded church with the homemade pastas, meatballs, salad, fresh bread, and cannolis from Vaccaro’s that have become a part of the neighborhood’s history. Over 13,000 raviolis and 3000 meatballs were made by 80 volunteers over the course of two weekends for the hungry crowd, which even included Governor Larry Hogan who stopped by for a bite.
The money raised at the dinner goes directly to the church and its outreach programs. The event was originally scheduled for March 1st but was postponed because of bad weather.