Volunteers roll 6,000 meatballs in preparation for Election Day dinner

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For nearly 70-years voters in Syracuse have been able to count on a spaghetti supper on election day. 

It’s a local tradition that requires hours of work by volunteers and that work began Saturday with Meatball Madness at our Lady of Pompei/St. Peter’s Church. 

So many meatballs need to be rolled, they start weeks ahead of time. 

When they’re done, 6,000 meatballs, 700-pounds of pasta and 200-gallons of sauce will be stored away. 

But volunteers say it’s the work they cherish. 

“We talk about spaghetti supper all year long and then everybody just loves to be together and this will carry on now through the sauce days and the night before and of course on the day of,” said Lucy Paris, a volunteer at the church.

The election day dinner is held in the school cafeteria on McBride Street in Syracuse from 11:30am through 7:00pm.

Reminder: NewsChannel 9 will host the final debate in the race for the next Syracuse Mayor on November 5 at 5 p.m. 

Dan Cummings will be moderating mayoral candidates Juanita Perez Williams, Laura Lavine, Howie Hawkins, and Ben Walsh.

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