St. Joseph Catholic Church, 612 W. Sixth Ave., is preparing for its annual spaghetti supper Tuesday, Oct. 4. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 5-7:30 p.m. in St. Joseph’s parish hall.

Carryout meals will be available from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the church gym located on the Walnut Street side of the parish grounds.

“If you love old-fashioned Italian meat balls and pasta, St. Joseph’s Spaghetti Supper is for you,” a spokeswoman said in a news release.

Parishioners have rolled 20,000 meat balls after chopping garlic, parsley and onions for the secret recipe. Under the direction of Chairwoman Stephanie Frase and Co-Chairwoman Connie Boutwell, parishioners began preparations in early September, the spokeswoman said.

“The annual spaghetti supper began in the 1920s. Italian immigrants had sailed the seas to farm land in Jefferson County and wanted to pass down their Italian traditions. Over the years, lunch was added to the spaghetti supper. Later, an additional day was added to feed the hungry multitudes that flocked to the parish hall,” the spokeswoman said.

Spaghetti supper ticket prices are: adults - $12, and children - $7. Tickets may be purchased in advanced from any parish member or at the church office. Tickets will also be available at the door Oct. 4 during serving hours.

For five or more carryout orders, participants should contact the parish office. Details: St. Joseph’s church office, 534-4701, or