Benefit pasta dinner to help raise money for playground in honor of Rowan Sweeney

by: Carolyn Sistrand Posted: Nov 1, 2020 / 08:48 AM EST / Updated: Nov 1,

STRUTHERS, Ohio (WKBN) – A pasta dinner hopes to make enough money to help build a park in Rowan Sweeney’s honor. The pasta and meatball dinner ran Sunday from noon until 7 p.m. at The Embassy in Struthers Sunday. Struthers dad says playground is perfect memorial for his son, Rowan Sweeney

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all meals were take-out only. “I feel so blessed. I can’t thank everyone enough right now. I know that’s all I can say, but it really means so much more than that, so thank you all so much,” said David Sweeney, Rowan’s father. There were limited tickets being sold at the door, purchasing tickets in advance was recommended. For tickets, you could call Rachel Boyer at (330) 550-1771 or Vicki Dugan at (330) 550-4210. Each dinner included pasta and meatball with bread and butter. There was also a basket raffle, wine pull, 50/50 raffle and t-shirts and bracelets for sale. The winners were drawn on Facebook Live. Winners can pick up prizes at The Embassy on Monday.

Masks had to be worn at all times while at the event.

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Rowan's Memorial Park is a charitable organization devoted to making the world a better place by shedding light on the tragedies caused by violence to families. Together, we can make a difference in the world for generations to come by establishing this city park in close by area as a memorial to Rowan Sweeney and other families who have lost loved ones. Whether you want to contribute with money or time, read more about our work and learn how you can help us make a change today.

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