Friendship House Family Restaurant in Eagle River will host a spaghetti fund­raiser for the Warm The Children (WTC) program Wednes­­­­day, Dec. 12, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

The cost will be $7.99 for adults and $4.99 for children 10 years of age and younger and will include a choice of soup or salad.

This is the eighth year the restaurant is hosting what has been a very well-attended fundraiser.

“The entire price of each dinner will be donated to Warm The Children,” said Dash Shabani, restaurant manager.

WTC is a program that serves Vilas County and the Three Lakes and Sugar Camp areas of Oneida County by providing new, warm winter clothing to approximately 575 children in need, age newborn through 17.

“We are especially grateful to Dash for his generosity in donating revenue on this evening,” said Jacki Risjord, program coordinator.

“Please come out next Wednesday evening and support WTC, helping us reach our goal, and enjoy a delicious spaghetti dinner,” added Risjord.

Donations to date have reached 78% of the 2018 fundraising goal, according to Risjord. 

For more information about the program, contact Risjord at (715) 479-4421. Donations may be dropped off at the News-Review office at 425 W. Mill St. in Eagle River; mailed to P.O. Box 1929, Eagle River, WI 54521; or submitted online at

In addition to many anonymous gifts, donations were received Nov. 23 through Nov. 30 from residents in the following communities:

Conover: Roger and Audry Flaherty;

Eagle River: Anonymous in memory of Mary Lou Haverkampf, Ron Adam­ovich, Dick and Mary Ann Hansen, The Martha Society of Our Savior Lutheran Church, John and Leslie Miles, Jack and Jane O’Brien, Phelps Education Association, Robert Sambs, and Tom and Carol Smart;

Land O’ Lakes: Land O’ Lakes Service Center Inc.;

St. Germain: Robert and Christine Frenz, Bob and Judy Schell, and Tom and Sherry Stecker;

Three Lakes: Lee and Jan Siudzinski;

Other Wisconsin cities: Anonymous, Fitchburg; and Carole Wegner, Waukesha;

Other states: Jeff and Melissa Bazan, San Antonio, Texas; Richard and Marlo Flaherty, San Antonio, Texas; Michael and Elizabeth Lane, Niles, Ill.; and the Jay Lasz­ewski family, Jupiter, Fla.