The Tallmadge Lions Club and the Tallmadge Middle School Builders Club worked together at the Lions Spaghetti Dinner March 11. The Tallmadge Lions decided at their February meeting to donate all proceeds from the dinner to the Builders Club.

Builder's Club members and advisers came to the dinner and worked with the Lions helping to prepare and serve the food. Lions sponsor four spaghetti dinners each year, and normally raise about $300 to $350 per dinner.

Lions representatives say they had never seen such a turnout nor had a dinner as successful as the one held with the Builders Club March 11.

At the Lions April 4 meeting, club president Aaron Chimenti presented TMS Builders Club adviser Chad Nash with a check for $1,369.25 and expressed gratitude to the Builders Club and all of the community members who came out and supported the dinner, especially those who patiently waited in line until seating was available.

The Tallmadge Lions Club is a service organization working to support the local community and those with vision and hearing impairments as well as supporting diabetes research. Membership is by invitation and open to the public.

The club meets at Tallmadge Lions Park Hall, 245 Northeast Ave., at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday's of the month.

The Tallmadge Middle School Builders Club is a Kiwanis-led student organization that provides support to the local community and worldwide.

Current projects club members are working on include painting fire hydrants in Tallmadge in coordination with the Tallmadge Fire Department, Project African Sky where they are helping an orphanage in Cameroon, Childscape Project helping daycare children, Senior Safety where members assist senior citizens by doing safety checks to assure their houses are safe, and Trail Cleanup where members clean up the Freedom Trail in Tallmadge.

Membership is open to Tallmadge Middle School students who are nominated by their teachers.