Spaghetti & Sisu

Spaghetti & Sisu May 9th

First annual Spaghetti & Sisu: Celebrating Our Friend John Kivela

​4:30 pm to 7 pm
Central United Methodist Church
215 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing, MI

John was known for bringing people together over spaghetti dinners. He would love seeing his Lansing friends do this now in his name and for a good cause – “fighting the good fight” against addiction in the community he loved and served so passionately.

We are extremely touched that all funds raised from this dinner honoring John Kivela will go to GLRC’s new John Kivela Legacy Fund, administered by the GLRC Foundation. The John Kivela Legacy Fund serves as a tribute to John and his passion for the communities he served. All donations will be spent directly on GLRC services in the U.P. with input from the Kivela family.

Thank you on behalf of the Kivela family and the organizing committee:
Craig Brunet, Marty Fittante, Dawn Kettinger, Nick Palmer. Special thank you to Rep. Jon Hoadley for logistical support.

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If you cannot attend Spaghetti & Sisu but still want to contribute to the new John Kivela Legacy Fund, you can write in any amount of a contribution on the secure donation page.