JALC Foundation’s Italian Dinner a Perfect Mix with ‘Carterville Night’
Logan Media Services
CARTERVILLE – A recipe of pasta mixed with basketball seemed to be an award-winning combination Wednesday at John A. Logan College.The JALC Foundation hosted its 37th annual Italian dinner fundraiser in the cafeteria and drew a large crowd from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
After enjoying a hefty serving of spaghetti and meat sauce, salad, bread, dessert and drink, patrons made their way to the gymnasium, where they were treated to a spectacular men’s basketball game. The host Volunteers rolled over Lewis & Clark College, 95-53.
Native son, Jerry Halstead, a 1977 graduate of CHS and longtime baseball coach and athletic director at Logan, was recognized before the game for 30 years of coaching baseball at the college.During that period of time, he has managed to win more than 1,100 games and take two of his teams to the Junior College World Series.
The Carterville High School band entertained the packed house as did the cheerleaders and poms.