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The dining room of the United Methodist Church in De Kalb Junction, NY was packed with guests on Tuesday night. Photo: Zach Hirsch
The dining room of the United Methodist Church in De Kalb Junction, NY was packed with guests on Tuesday night. Photo: Zach Hirsch

"World-famous" dining in De Kalb Jct., and it's free (will)

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For decades, the United Methodist church in DeKalb Junction has held a monthly, community dinner. What's on the menu varies - but when it's spaghetti, it's a big deal. Some people have even started calling it the "world famous" spaghetti dinner, even though the church isn't' actually setting any official records.

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Zach Hirsch
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Outside the United Methodist Church in De Kalb Junction, NY. Photo: Zach Hirsch
Outside the United Methodist Church in De Kalb Junction, NY. Photo: Zach Hirsch
Troy Paro: Do you like ‘pis-ghetti?

Frank Carter: Hello, my name is Frank Carter. We have a couple people who have mastered this sauce – it’s got a little bit of sausage, a little bit of hamburg, a little spice. World famous!

Mona McCurdy: My name is Mona McCurdy. You know, you can get a really good meal, and you don’t have to put a lot of money in, or any money, if you just don’t have any.

Mike McKew: Tradition that goes back as long as I can remember, being a kid. My name is Mike McKew. This is my wife, Tess.

Tess McKew: It’s a way for the church to make a little bit of money, fill its coffers, and it’s also a way to help the community.

Zach Hirsch: Is this just as important for people in hard times as it is for the church?

John Frary: It’s more important for the people in hard times. We don’t have a lot of areas where the people can go to. So they can come here and have whatever they want. If they have a family of ten, it doesn’t make and difference… My name is  John Frary, and the church is glad to put it on.

Troy Paro: How bout you Richard? Do you like ‘pis-ghetti? 

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