Fundraiser for Cannizzaro March 6

Amicus Club donates to Cannizzaro family
Photo by Cynthia Frabutt
The 25th annual Mayor’s Arts Awards ceremony held Thursday at the Michael A. Guido Theater in the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center recognized the 2012 award honorees. Dearborn Mayor John O’Reilly Jr. (fifth from left) presents awards to Robert Varty (left), Melissa Kania (East Dearborn Downtown Development Authority), Michael Bewick (EDDDA), Catherine Prowse, Mary Beth Oravec, Eddie Fakhoury, Linda Lukens and G. Kevin Dewey.

DEARBORN — A spaghetti dinner fundraiser for a family who lost both parents in the span of a month will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. March 6 at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave.

The Cannizzaro family, with two children at Snow Elementary School and one at Edsel Ford High School, lost their mother, Nicole Cannizzaro, 39, to cervical cancer on Dec. 18, and their father, Ray Cannizzaro, 42, to a pulmonary embolism on Jan 20.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children over age 2. The dinner will include spaghetti, rolls, salad, coffee, tea and punch. Desserts will be sold on a donation basis.

A tin can raffle, music and face painting for children will be offered.

The dinner is sponsored by the city of Dearborn, Dearborn Public Schools, Dearborn Firefighters Burn Drive, Gary Kuhlmann (Park Place Catering) and several area service organizations.

An adults-only, cash bar afterglow with karaoke will be held beginning at 8 p.m. at the Biergarten, 22184 Michigan Ave. Guest bartenders will include Dearborn firefighters and local celebrities.

For more information, email Jacqui Rivait at