Benefit dinner helps Hearts & Hammers

Hearts & Hammers will kick off its 19th year of neighbors helping neighbors by hosting its annual spaghetti dinner next week.

The traditional event, planned for 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 in Fellowship Hall at Langley United Methodist Church, helps raise funds and volunteers for the community-based group which provides free home repair and maintenance for people who are unable to do the work alone.

Organizers of the noodle feed say it’s a great opportunity to socialize with a large part of the community and learn more about the grassroots organization. People can sign up for the Saturday, May 5 workday and purchase this year’s T-shirts and hats while enjoying food, friends, music and fun.

Dinner includes a choice of regular or gluten-free noodles, meat or vegetarian sauce, garlic bread, a variety of salads, desserts and a beverage, all for $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12.

Check out the Hearts & Hammers website at to donate or sign-up to volunteer online.

Last year, more than 400 volunteers brought needed help to over 45 homeowners in the South Whidbey community. Work included carpentry, painting, plumbing, weatherization projects, heavy cleaning, yard cleanup and trash removal.

Many possible homes have already been identified for this year’s work day and fundraising is underway. If you are a homeowner needing help, you can still sign up through the website or call 221-6063.

Those who have signed up prior to January for help and have not heard back from Hearts & Hammers should contact the organization again.

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