Guests check out auction items while others enjoy the spaghetti dinner in the background.

On April 27, 2018, the activities department at Northwood Hills Care Center in Humansville, Missouri, put on the facility’s first Silent Auction and Spaghetti Dinner.


Around 100 people attended the event, which took place in the community building in Humansville.


Ashley Albright, activity director, and Jonnie Shoemaker, activity assistant, collected 70 items from local businesses to auction off. These items included a skilled flooring saw, an ice cream maker, pictures, gift cards, dresses, gourmet cupcakes and cookies, among many others.


The accompanying spaghetti dinner was also popular. Guests got spaghetti, salad, garlic toast and their choice of an assortment of pies and cakes for dessert.


The event raised more than $1,600 for the activities department to use to take residents on outings in Branson, Missouri.


“Residents have shared that it makes them feel more independent to get outside of the facility and go on trips that most of them have never been able to do,” said Albright. “We are in the process of planning a trip to the Hollywood Wax Museum and the Baldknobbers show and a few other attractions. We were very blessed with how the fundraiser turned out. We had a lot of associates volunteer their time to help us make this happen.”