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Akron/Newstead

The Akron-Newstead Rotary Club is holding a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, with a Halloween twist.

The “Spook-ghetti Dinner” is being held at the Akron Fire Hall, 1 Main St., from 4 to 7 p.m. Dinners for adults cost $8, while kids ages 5 to 12 cost $5. Children under 4 eat for free. Children who wear a costume will win a prize.

The dinner is being held to help bring Independence Day festivities back to the Village of Akron, said Marybeth Whiting, a member of the Akron-Newstead Rotary Club and candidate for the Newstead town board.

“We always had huge celebrations here,” she said. “For the last 40 years, the Fourth of July has been the biggest.”

Over time, vendors decided they could not make enough money in a small village, and last year, the ride vendor pulled out of the celebration, Whiting said.

“Our Fourth of July fell flat,” she said.

A group of community organizations are pushing to get the celebration back in Akron, Whiting said, and the dinner will help with that.

Also this week:

• The Village of Akron Board will meet on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Village Hall, 21 Main St.

• The Akron Central School Board of Education will meet on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Akron High School, 47 Bloomingdale Ave.

• The Newstead Town Board will hold a work session on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Newstead Town Hall, 5 Clarence Center Road, Akron.