Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

to benefit Cumming's Food for Thought Project

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Mia's Pizza and Eats. Monday, April 29th. Tickets $15. Raffle Tickets $1.

Please join us at Mia's Pizza and Eats for our spaghetti dinner benefiting the Food for Thought Project on April 29 from 4 to 9. Tickets are $15 for adults. Children under 10 are $10. Spaghetti dinner tickets do not include sales tax or gratuity and are for dine-in or take-out only. Raffle tickets (cash only please) are $1 each.


We'll be serving up delicious spaghetti with our house-made marinara sauce. Go ahead and add some of our hand-crafted meatballs...we won't stop you! You won't be able to resist mopping up the marinara with your crusty garlic bread. All that deliciousness for a great cause!


25% of your purchase price will go directly to the Food for Thought Project, a family-run nonprofit devoted to ending hunger in the North Georgia area. Since they began their nonprofit they have collected and distributed over 55,000 pounds of food. That's roughly 25 tons!


Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser and Raffle to Benefit the Food for Thought Project

Mia's Pizza and Eats Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser Benefiting the Food for Thought Project

Monday, April 29th 2013 at 4-9pm

911 Market Pl Blvd

Cumming, GA

Advanced tickets are on sale at the restaurant for $15 each, $10 for kids under 10. 25% of your purchase price will go directly to the Food for Thought Project. For your ticket price, you'll receive a small house salad, a large bowl of spaghetti with marinara sauce (meatball/sausage optional), crusty garlic bread, and your choice of sweet tea or unsweetened tea or soda. Alcoholic beverages are regular price. Children's dinners include a bowl of spaghetti (meatball optional), crusty bread, and a drink. Spaghetti Dinner tickets do not include sales tax or gratuity. Tickets are for dine-in or take-out only.

Purchase dinner tickets at the restaurant OR online at Eventbrite.

Purchase Raffle Tickets Online OR with Cash Only at the Restaurant

Raffle Tickets $1

On the night of the event, we'll be raffling off some amazing in-kind donations from local businesses who have joined Mia's Pizza in support of the Food for Thought Project. Raffle Tickets are $1 each. They are on sale at the restaurant through the night of the event. You don't have to be present to win. Winners will be announced by May 4. Cash only for raffle tickets purchased at the restaurant. You can also purchase online.


Fine Print: When participating in this raffle, please keep in mind that you will have to pick up any prize that you win at the restaurant within one week of announcement. If a prize is not claimed in one week. we will choose another raffle winner. In the event that all raffle tickets are not sold by April 29, we will extend the raffle in order to maximize the monetary donation for Food for Thought Project. No raffle prizes will be mailed or shipped to winners.

Over $1500 in prizes with six lucky winners!

Grand Prize ($485 value): Family Value Pack -- includes a $200 family photo shoot with Lauren Boyd Photography, four tickets to the Center for Puppetry Arts, a Target gift certificate, Kingdom Cuts gift certificates for the entire family, a gift certificate to Lively Lockets., and gifts from ADF designs.


Second Prize ($320 value): Foodie Paradise -- includes a $120 wine tasting tour to Tiger Mountain Vineyards, gourmet jams and sauces from Emily G’s Jam of Love,

artisan Italian sauces from Alta Cucina, several area restaurant gift certificates, and a candle basket from Candle Realm.


Third Prize ($240 value): Date Night Pack -- custom designed necklace from Micah Jones Studios, gift certificate to Bello Italian, tickets to the High Museum of Art, a purse and necklace from Market 334, and a candle basket from Candle Realm.


Fourth Prize ($220 value): Free pizza each month for a year to Mia’s Pizza and Eats. One free large pizza with up to three toppings each month for a year.


Fifth Prize ($175 value): Boutique Pack -- gift certificate to Prissy Little Girls Tutu Bowtique, custom t-shirt and wall art from Ninety-One 10, a wrist cuff, wallet, & headband from Josefine and Me, and a gift from Funky Mountain Flowers and Gifts.


Sixth Prize ($150 value): Romantic Jewels -- Three fashion necklaces from

Age Magerfish with Premier Designs Jewelry and a candle basket from Candle Realm.

The Food for Thought Project

How to Join the Orange Bag Movement

Once you sign up with us, we will leave a bright orange bag by your front door. You buy one extra non perishable food item each time you go to the store and place it in the bag. Every other month Food For Thought Project, Inc. volunteers pick up your filled orange bag and leave you an empty one. Bags are left by the front door, and we try to make it a simple as possible to participate. You may donate as little or as much food items as you wish, and you may stop participating in the program at any time (please, just let us know). The success of our program has been built through many individuals giving a little, and that adds up to a lot. Help feed the hungry and donate to charity.


Food for Thought has assisted the following Forsyth County food banks: Abba House; Cumming First United Methodist Church; Cumming Baptist Church; First Christian Church; Life Church; Meals by Grace; Mountain Lake Church; Pleasant; Grove United Methodist Church; St. Joseph’s Food Pantry

Mia's Pizza and Eats

An independently owned and operated pizzeria offering variety, creativity, and artisan-made foods using the freshest ingredients possible: dough made daily; meats never frozen or pre-cooked; hand-cut salads; house-made desserts; local, organic specials; gluten-free options. Mia's really satisfies your soul.

Our Raffle Sponsors and Prizes

About Our Sponsors

Alta Cucina Italia

A&A Alta Cucina was born seeking a way to transport our senses to Italy and its unique and traditional food flavors, while being far away from her. We enjoy developing gourmet Italian foods using recipes and traditions from my family. We use only the freshest and finest ingredients that allow us to offer you the best tasting blend of seasonings & salts, infused olive oils, tomato sauces, pestos & balsamic reductions that you will ever experience. Now you can make traditional Italian dishes easily at your home in just minutes -- the Italian way! All our artisan products are HANDMADE in small batches, using old traditions that allow us to put the passion Italians have for their traditions and food into every single product make. We are committed to GREEN & LOCAL practices; we only use 100% NATURAL ingredients, without any artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives, and when not using Italian ingredients, we use local ones. Also we encourage environmental responsibility to our employees and customers by using eco-friendly and recyclable materials in our packaging.

Bello Italian

We are an upscale casual restaurant serving traditionally inspired Italian fare. We use only the freshest ingredients. All of our delicious sauces, dressings, pastas and desserts are made in house! We serve a traditional thin crust pizza featuring a sauce made with only real Italian San Marzano tomatoes and shred our mozzarella cheese in house daily. Now offering Seasonal specials as well!

Candle Realm

At Candle Realm, we use the finest quality all natural soy wax and carefully selected fragrances as well as eco friendly wicks in the making of our candles. Each candle is carefully hand poured to ensure the finest quality. We are happy to create any special requests you may have as well as customize our existing scents and colors to accommodate your needs. We can also customize labels for special events.

Center for Puppetry Arts

Tickets donated by the Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta, GA


The Center for Puppetry Arts is a unique cultural treasure - a magical place where children and adults are educated, enlightened and entertained. Since 1978, the Center has introduced millions of visitors to the wonder and art of puppetry and has touched the lives of many through enchanting performances, curriculum-based workshops and the hands-on Museum, as well as Distance Learning and Outreach Programs.



Cumming Super Target

Designs by ADF

Monogrammed and custom made items, including totes, purses, duffle bags, backpacks, wedding gifts, towel wraps, and personalized gifts. I am the mother of four boys, a wife, and part-time emergency room nurse with a full time creative spirit. I originally started Designs by ADF with the intention of selling products that I created, but after purchasing a monogram machine I realized I loved the art of personalization. My mother was an amazing seamstress who taught me to sew as a teenager. I've been told that I inherited her creativity. I love unique gifts and hope to bring joy to someone by creating something that they have helped design. I strive for perfection in the things I do and hope to sell quality products that you will enjoy for a long time. Even though I did not make all the products on my site, a great deal of my time is spent finding items that I think others will enjoy. If I wouldn’t buy it for my family, I won’t sell it on my site. Also find designs by ADF on ETSY etsy.com/shop/DesignsbyADF.

Emily G's Jam of Love

Emily Myers founded Emily G’s out of a true labor of love, which through hobby and happenstance became an award winning specialty food business. A former classically trained chef, Myers produces unique combinations of savory and sweet jams. Her mission is simple – “we do everything for the love of food. We believe that what we eat should be prepared simply and naturally with the best ingredients available.” Emily G’s has grown from its humble beginning of selling four jam flavors at a farmers market in 2008, to currently selling 18 jam flavors, sauces, and relish. Best sellers include Jalapeño Raspberry, Peach Marmalade and Blackberry Vanilla. Along with new additions to her original fruit-full preserves, she has added carefully blended accouterments, including a complexly-flavored Berbere sauce inspired by an Ethiopian spice paste of the same name. The jams have been praised everywhere from Bon Appétit to the Wall Street Journal and Martha Stewart Weddings, and Myers has found herself behind the Cooking Channel cameras a time or two. Most recently, Myers won a sofi Silver Finalist award for her Three Pepper Relish in June 2012 at the Fancy Food Show, North America’s largest specialty food and beverage event held by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade

Funky Mountain Flowers and Gifts

Funky Mountain is a witty, wonderful store dripping with creativity and good mojo! It's a full service florist with a twist! We can get you out of trouble with your wife at home or your granny in Indiana. Never doubt our ability to go the extra mile!

Good Grub Subs

Good Grub Subs is an upscale sandwich shop in Alpharetta, GA specializing in soups, salads, wraps, and gluten free options.


Good Grub Subs offers the best toasted subs around town. We combine bakery fresh bread with Boars Head meat, premium cheeses and only the freshest veggies to create the ultimate combination. If you come in with a light appetite or looking to feed your hunger, our subs are available in 4, 8 or 12 inch size. We have wraps and salads for people looking to reduce carbs. Try our 9-inch Gluten Free sub made on dedicated equipment. They are worth the drive!! When you're finished with your food, you can enjoy a wide range of delicious desserts from cookies, brownies, milkshakes and more. Oh and we have gluten-free desserts too! This is the place the whole family can enjoy.


The High Museum of Art

The High Museum of Art is the leading art museum in the Southeastern United States. They house a renowned collection of classic and contemporary art, special exhibitions featuring the world’s greatest art, and celebrated architecture by Richard Meier and Renzo Piano.

Josefine and Me

I am a stay at home mom with a passion for design and craft. When my babies sleep, I get to work!

I love creating things that are colorful and comfortable but versatile too. Fashion has always been very important to me. When I was a kid and had no idea how to sew I would buy fabric in hopes to make a dress for my sister. I would cut the fabric and then start hand sewing the seams. Of course they never turned out BUT I certainly had the passion. Once I became a stay at home mom I had more of an opportunity to pursue my desire to sew and create clothing. My extremely talented, best friend gave me a sewing lesson! After that I was hooked. I bought a sewing machine and practiced every second I could. I started with accessories and pillows then discovered the beautiful art of upcycling clothing and I haven't looked back.

I love what I am doing and hope you enjoy it too!

Kingdom Kuts

Come WRITE on the walls, PLAY our games, WATCH our movies, EAT our lollipops, PLAY with our toys, & GET a GREAT HAIRCUT!


Kids find comfort in the movies or video game of their choice. Teens find comfort in being able to get the haircut they want whether its long or short. Adults love the appointments, no more waiting an hour on Saturday for a 20 minute haircut, like at the walk in chains.


Lauren Boyd Photography

Lauren Boyd Photography is a Lifestyle Portraiture and Event Photographer based in Cumming, GA, frequently traveling to Alabama and South Carolina.

We specialize in Children, Families and Events but our services do not end there, we love to capture the last moments of a pregnancy into the first breaths of a newborn child's life. We also work with High School Seniors on creating unique photos that fit your personality.

Lively Lockets

Lively Lockets is an an independent designer for Origami Owl locally operated in Cumming, Georgia. Origami Owl Custom Jewelry is a social selling company founded by a 14 year old entrepreneur! Origami Owl partners with thousands of women across the country who run their own Origami Owl businesses.




Market 334

Winner of Best Boutique in Forsyth County! Our exclusive Artisan Boutique boasts over 65 local Artisans featuring pottery, home & garden decor, soaps, candles, fashion, jewelry, ladies accessories, woodwork, glasswork, baby accessories, folk art, and unique funky finds! New arrivals daily! Be sure to check out our new vintage line of clothing too!

Micah Jones Studios

All of my jewelry is made in my Gainesville, Georgia home using traditional metalsmithing techniques. I offer an eclectic selection of jewelry.

Norman's Landing

Serves the tastiest choice cut meats, tender ribs, tantalizing seafood and freshest vegetables all under one roof with awesome service to give guests an extraordinary dining experience. With a great team of people who believe that excellent food, terrific service, good value, relaxation and fun make a great dining experience. At Norman's Landing, "Let Us Spoil You" is not just a slogan…it is the principle we live by.

Since 1995, Norman's Landing has contributed over $1,400,000 to organizations, agencies and schools located here in Forsyth County. Be sure to visit our Ping Pong room during your visit and your donation will assist the citizens of our community.

Premier Designs Jewelry, Age Magerfleisch Independent Consultant

Age is a proud special needs mom of two who works from home as a Premier Designs Jewelry consultant. Premier Designs Inc. Jewelry is a direct sales jewelry company founded in 1985 by Joan and Andy Horner in Dallas, Texas. Independent Distributors, called Jewelers, market Premier Designs jewelry in homes all across the U.S. and Puerto Rico for more than 26 years.

Prissy Little Girls Tutu Bowtique

Quality handmade Bows, Tutus, Tutu Dresses, Embroidery, Costumes, and more for your little girl. All tutus are made on a no-pinch band!

**ALL items can be customized and/or custom made to your preference. Looking for something in particular and don't see it? That's okay just send me an email of what you're looking for to plgphotobowtique@hotmail.com and I will do my best to recreate it for you.

SHIPPING: Free local delivery. We ship nation wide and International. (International charges do apply)

Tiger Mountain Vineyards

Tiger Mountain Vineyards produces European-styled fine wines from locally grown grapes on the 5th generation Ezzard farm in Northeast Georgia. We grow seven vinifera varieties and the native American Norton grape. Since our opening in 2000, Tiger Mountain Vineyards has won over 130 national and international awards.


Tiger Mountain Vineyards, a boutique North Georgia winery, cultivates all of its grapes and produces all of its handcrafted wines in the mountains of Rabun County. The winery, along with its historic Red Barn Cafe, is jointly owned by four native Georgians, John and Martha Ezzard and John and Marilyn McMullan.


Tiger Mountain Vineyards is proud of the old-world methods used in creating our handcrafted wines. We produce traditional dry wines in the European style from each of our grape varieties, three red blends, and an award-winning semi-dry Rose as well as a late-harvest dessert wine. Our red wines are fermented in small-batch open tanks. Each tank is meticulously monitored and tended by hand. White wines are fermented in French oak barrels and bottled precisely when the desired crispness is achieved. We barrel age our reds for two years in American oak. All of our wines are delicately pressed using water pressure. While continuing to focus on traditional methods, Tiger Mountain Vineyards has recently invested in expert consultation so that we may continue improving each new vintage of our top-quality wines.