Noodles for Neighborhood Event Brings Community Together in Support of Spokane’s Northeast and Hillyard Neighborhoods

May 1 pasta sauce cook-off features local celebrity chefs, community trivia competition

For more information, contact Kim Papich, SRHD Public Information Officer (509) 324-1539 or

SPOKANE, Wash. – April 28, 2014 – This Thursday, May 1, neighbors and friends of Spokane’s northeast and Hillyard communities will once again gather in fun support of, and to raise money for, Organizations of Northeast Spokane (ONES).

In its first hour, the event will pit local celebrities against each other in a pasta sauce cook-off, resulting in dinner for attendees. Famous “chefs” include:

  • Spokane City Council President, Ben Stuckart
  • Council Members Amber Waldref and Mike Fagan
  • Community Oriented Policing Services (C.O.P.S.) Director, Christine Hamilton
  • Spokane Police Department Captain, Keith Cummings
  • Rogers High School Coaches, Ben Cochran and Steve Burns
  • Allstate Insurance Agent and Long-Time Hillyard Resident, Paul Hamilton

Attendees will get to vote on their favorite sauce and the chefs will receive special prizes. In the second hour, participants can engage in a vibrant game of Spokane-specific trivia. There will also be fun activities for children under 8.     
“Noodles for Neighborhood is one of my favorite events,” said Luke Tolley, chair of the board of directors for ONE. “This event fosters a true feeling of neighborhood, while promoting the mission of ONES which is to improve our community by fostering the participation of its member organizations and community residents.”
The activities go from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will take place at Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook in Spokane. Register ahead of time at, or pay at the door. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children (5-12 years) and free for children 4 and under. Meal includes pasta and sauce, salad, bread and cake. Funds will go to support ONES and its activities including neighborhood cleanups and starting a farmers’ market in the Hillyard neighborhood. Parking in the Northeast Community Center lot is free and the building is wheelchair accessible. Spokane Transit Authority (STA) bus #37 also stops at the center.
Again, to register, visit For more information about the event contact Peggy Slider, 324-1637, or Sharon Peluso, 324-1650. TDD call 509.324.1464. More information can also be found on the ONES site at, or on its Facebook page at