Evening at Festival of Italian Regions

It’s shaping up to be an extra special summertime event sponsored by the Italian American Cultural Club on Aug. 2 at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville.

The club invites everyone to its ninth-annual Una Serata – Festa delle regioni Italiane, which translated means “An Evening at the Festival of Italian Regions.”

Something new is going on this year.

Doors open at 5 p.m. for the event where Italian cafes will be set up that guests can stroll through while learning about the foods and traditions from the regions of Abruzzi, Campania, Sicily and Tuscany.

Each region will feature drawings for a special basket.

Fulvio Ranni & Friends will be the live entertainment for the event that will include “dancing, eating, drinking and enjoying family,” according to promotional material.

Scholarship money will be awarded that evening.

Tickets will be $25 for adults and $10 for children under age 12.

They are available from Bill and Rita DiMarzio by calling (740) 264-4773.

Committee members organizing the event are, Rita DiMarzio, Carol Almonte, Jane Antonucci, Mariella Pittera, Louise Donofe, Donna Balzano, Bill DiMarzio, Steve Donofe, Teresa Laman, Gloria DiMeo, Lucia Scaffidi, John Balzano, Sherry Chappano, Lou Almonte, Rich Antonucci, Carm Gentile, Todd Piergallini, Rose Chappano, Tami Cashioli, Michele Fabbro and Elida Petrella.