Tontitown Grape Festival Begins With Spaghetti Dinner Preparation

Jul 16, 2019 1001

BY: Veronica Ortega

We are three weeks away from the start of a more than 120-year tradition - the Tontitown Grape Festival. Preparation started Monday (July 15) for the unforgettable spaghetti dinners. Every year families come together to start preparing for the annual Grape Festival. They start by making pasta. People like Marjie Ceola have been doing this for more than 60 years.

"When I married my husband, he's the Italian I'm not, and it's just what you did. At that time, I was turning it by hand the rolls. I've done it all," Ceola said. It all starts with about 20-thousand eggs and tons of flour. After that gets done mixing, together the dough is rolled out and cut.

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