Sun staff reportTAHOE/TRUCKEE — The Sierra Senior Services major fundraising spaghetti bash was a well attended affair, with 520 folks bustling into the Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District's Community Recreation Center last month. A live and silent auction brought many goodies to the table, in addition to a fine pasta dinner and delectable desserts.On hand for BINGO! calling was the illustrious Porter and Simon duo, with Blackout bingo winners Tayna and Alison splitting the pot for $533 each.Music was provided by Jody Sweet of Cabin Fever on keyboards, accompanied by Truckee High School students Lucas Relhf on sax and Katie Eikan on drums.Jeff Sparksworthy was announced as the male Citizen of the Year, who gave humble accolades to all the helping hands he has in Truckee. The female Citizen of the Year was, Leticia Aguilar also the Soroptimist Ruby Award winner.Alison Koeth won the Calistoga trip massage dinner and wine tasting for two raffle, with Grays Crossing golf for two going to Christy Morrison and a Wilderness Adventures Dog Sled tour for two raffled to Kathy Scopin Setter.“My sincere thanks goes to the Truckee community for making this annual event so much fun while also creating such a highly successful fundraiser benefiting the Meals on Wheels and Senior Nutrition Programs,” said Sarah Hall Deardorff, Sierra Senior Services executive director.A big shout out to financial sponsors: Porter andamp; Simon, The Office Boss, Truckee Tahoe Lumber Company andamp; Sierra Sun and food donors: Dragonfly, Fireside Pizza, Joe Foster, Smokey's Kitchen, Tahoe Forest Hospital, the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe and Truckee Sourdough.Service club helpers included Optimist, PEO Sisterhood, Soroptimist, Tahoe City Rotary, Truckee Noon Rotary, Truckee Lions and Sunrise Rotary. Dan O'Gorman and Sheldon Felich were acoustical stars for getting the PA system working properly so everyone could hear the emcees.Upcoming eventsMardi Gras Dance Social Feb. 24All active adults 50 and older are invited to dance the afternoon away to the Catahoula Mardi Gras Band live at the Community Arts Center at 10046 Church St., Truckee. Doors open for free admission at 1 p.m. Dancing from 1:30-4 p.m. Refreshments, socializing, spare dance partners and fun, all in a celebration of good music and the season. Bring your friends, invite your neighbors and house guests. For more information call Sierra Senior Services at 530-550-7600. If you need transportation, provided by Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Parks District, please reserve it by Thursday, Feb. 23 at 530-550-7600. A special Mardis Gras lunch will be served at noon, Friday, Feb. 24 in the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments, 10040 Estates Drive, Truckee.Financial elder abuse forumA forum addressing financial elder abuse will be presented by Sierra Senior Services, Plumas Bank and Community Health Partners. Award winning, Placer County Supervising Deputy District Attorney Suzanne Gazzaniga will speak Feb. 29, 6 p.m. at Plumas Bank, Truckee branch.Pancake BreakfastSunday, March 4, 8-11 a.m. at the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments Dining room. “The best breakfast in town, served once a month by our local service clubs.”For more information visit www.ttseniorscouncil.org.Find additional photos on the Sierra Sun's Facebook page.