Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) – Election Day is filled with candidates, campaigning and competition. In Syracuse it has been a tradition for the last 70 years to take a break from the busy day and stop for lunch.
The Our Lady of Pompei School holds their annual Spaghetti Supper every Election Day.
Tony Paris has been cooking at this event for the last 25 years. He said the preparation started three days ago to make all the food.
“It’s just like a big Italian wedding…last night we cooked 700 pounds of spaghetti and that’s what we do every year and we made 240 gallons of sauce,” Paris said.
This event is held every year on Election Day to unite the community no matter their voting preference.
Paris says it is a neutral site and everyone is welcome.
“This is family this is una familia that is what it says on our aprons,” Paris said.
One politician has also been attending this event for the last 25 years and each year she says that it is a reminder of what elections are all about.
“Everyone recognizing that we are all Americans that we are all citizens of Onondaga County and that we all want the best for everyone and so for that we are united,” Michele Bailey said.
They will be serving food until 7 p.m. and all the proceeds go towards the Our Lady of Pompeii School.