The public is invited to Pasta for a Purpose, Thursday, Sept. 5, 4-9 p.m. at Summit Academy Akron Middle School, 464 S. Hawkins Ave. in Akron. The event will support the family of the late Jesse Smith, a student of the school who passed on August 17 unexpectedly.
Tickets ($5 for adults, $3 for children 12 and younger, or $20 per family) cover the cost of pasta, meatballs, salad and dessert. The event will include raffle drawings and a silent auction, featuring such items as asigned record from The Black Keys.
“It has been a hard start to the year because of this tragedy … The Smith family is very dear to us,” said Principal Crystal Yingling, adding that event proceeds will help offset funeral expenses for the family.