2019 Elections

Politicians Break Bread With Their Competition

By Michelle Knezovic, BDJ 664.02

Published on November 5, 2019

Citizens and Politicans Celebrate the 70th Spaghetti Supper Video produced by (c) 2019 Michelle Knezovic.

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Tony Paris: ” All from different parties and we all just come together and enjoy breaking bread together”

Michelle Knezovic:
At this polling stop people aren’t choosing between republican or democrat but rather sauce or no sauce

Tony Paris: ” This is family this is una familia that is what it says on our aprons and we’ve been doing this for actually this is our 70th year actually”)

Michelle Knezovic:
But when it began 7 decades ago it was a polling station.
Tony Paris has been cooking at this event for the last 25 years and says it is somewhere everyone can break bread and have a meal as a community.

Tony Paris: “Everyone is friendly here this is neutral territory and it’s just a fun event everyone kind of lets their hair down and talks and just fantastic”

 

Michelle Knezovic:

Over the last couple of the day’s workers from the Our Lady of Pompeii have cooked 700 pounds of pasta and over 6,000 meatballs.

Family Court Judge has been attending this event for about 25 years and each year she says that it is a reminding of what elections are all about. .

Michele Pirro Bailey: “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”)

 

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.