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Members of the Italian Center gather to make 1,000 meatballs in preparation for the spaghetti dinner later that nigh. From left are Clara Donatelli 78, Adele Hopp 71, Mario Centola, 83, Vittorio Quaranta, 70, Frank Iemma, 71, and Lina Iannacchione, 74. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
Vitorio Donatelli started the Italian Center Club spaghetti dinners 25 years ago. (Mike Cardew/Akron Beacon Journal)
Joanne Donatelli loads a tray to take to a table at the Italian Center Club spaghetti dinner. (Mike Cardew/Akron Beacon Journal)
Vittorio Quaranta (left) dishes up spaghetti as Ben DeRobertis puts sauce and meatballs on a serving during the Italian Center Club spaghetti dinner. (Mike Cardew/Akron Beacon Journal)