April is World Autism Awareness Month and April 2nd was the 11th annual World Autism Awareness Day. That's where organizations around the world raise autism awareness with unique fundraising and special events. Thursday, April 12th is the night to celebrate and be served spaghetti by Tara and me.

It's the Oak Tree Celebrity Pasta Dinner tonight at the BOCES Glenwood Education Center in the Student Cafeteria, 435 Glenwood Road in Binghamton. Oak Tree is the BOCES program for kids with autism and it offers programs and services at several area schools.

We've been serving at this event for over five years and it's your chance to let us serve you. It goes from 6-8 p.m. and my suggestion is that you come around 7 p.m. because it slows down around then.

Remember we aren't professional servers....Well I'm not, Tara could be because she goes non-stop and looks forward to this event every year. She's told me that she won't eat until everyone is served and you'll also have a chance to meet my mom and dad too.

Your dinner consists of Penne pasta with sauce (with or without meatballs) along with tossed salad, rolls, cold beverages and choice of dessert. After dinner, check out the basket raffles that benefit the Oak Tree Program. Although I don't know if Tara wants me to tell everyone about the baskets because she likes to win them.

So no need to cook on tonight. Come enjoy good food for a great cause served by your favorite celebrity servers.

[via Broome-Tioga Boces/Autism Speaks]