Assistant Life & Arts Editor
This past September, Puerto Rico suffered from Hurricane Maria, the tenth-most intense Atlantic hurricane currently on record. Many people are still affected by this tragedy every day.
With the holidays approaching, the Fredonia community came together over the weekend to do their part.
HAIL! Fredonia Records held their Hope for the Holidays spaghetti dinner at the Masonic Lodge Saturday evening.
The event raised money for One America Appeal, a non-profit organization, in order to help hurricane relief efforts.
HAIL! Fredonia Records is a non-traditional course where the students are given the opportunity to plan events and gain experience in the music industry.
This semester, they decided to not only plan an event that was fun, but also one that would benefit a good cause.
Senior music industry major Rachel Czarnecki believes that the event was a success.
“We wanted to put this together, get the community involved and help everyone we could as well,” she said. “We love to do fundraising events.”
From Chef’s spaghetti to a visit from Disney princesses Anna and Elsa, there was something every member of the family could enjoy.
The night also included live performances from bands The Fix, Merlin Trio, Dynamic Intonation and Dave and Brent.
Gabrielle Miranda, a sophomore childhood education major, said the event really put her in the Christmas spirit.
“I love seeing all the families together; it reminds me of home,” she said. “It’s also for such a great cause and that’s something that is really important to me.”
Fredonia’s efforts will help many people in need of a little hope this holiday season.