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Woman's Club Spaghetti Dinner a Success

Raising funds for Operation Smile


Last updated 3/18/2019 at 10:45am

Woman's Club members prepare and serve spaghetti dinner.

The GFWC Woman's Club of Lake Wales raised more than $1,000 at its March 8 spaghetti dinner, reaching nearly half of their goal of $2500 in support of Operation Smile.

Operation Smile is an international nonprofit that offers life-saving surgery to children with a cleft palate or cleft lip. Each year, Operation Smile conducts hundreds of medical missions in locations around the world.

Club members donated all the supplies, prepared and served the food so the entire proceeds from the fundraising event could go toward Operation Smile. The meal included spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and dessert.

The surgery to repair facial deformities costs about $240 and takes just 45 minutes, so the Lake Wales Woman's Club will be restoring the smiles of 10 children. Statewide the GFWC Florida Woman's Clubs are working to raise $250,000.

For more information on Operation Smile, go to


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