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  Proceeds from this Festival go toward our Scholarship Program, Alzheimer's, Cooley's Anemia, World War II Veterans, Union Mission, Make-a-Wish, Teen Challenge, Hospice and many other worthwhile programs.



Preparations Begin for the Festival

John Banco and Nick Ameli have cooked the sauce for three hours and it is ready to be canned and sold for this years festival.
Brave lasagna makers prepare 24 pans of the special Italian dish to be served on Saturday.

L to R Fred Dodson, Dawn Orlich, Joy Formica, Christina Willis and Harry Comer.
Meatball rollers bagging the meatballs for sale at the festival.

L to R Sue Mazol, Virginia Shumate, Nancy Rasi, Christina Willis and Doris Furnari.
Banner made by Esther Piconi, wife of Emilio "Joe" Piconi, One of the original 3 members who stared out Local Lodge.

Shown with Nick Ameli, President of Lodge 2651 and President of the Grand Lodge of the State of West Virginia.
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Volunteers make it happen!

 

      Dedicated volunteers work very hard preparing and serving food to what seems to be an endless line. They cheerfully clear tables so that there is always somewhere to sit and eat. They work long hours, but still had a smile to share. These folks definitely understand and achieve Italian hospitality!  They most certainly deserve a round of applause!





 

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19th Annual Southern West Virginia

October 5th 2013
Bluefield City Auditorium


1780 Stadium Drive

10:00AM - 5:00PM

 

The Bluefield- Princeton Italian Lodge (OSIA) 2631 has assembled a show to please every member of the family. Be sure to show up early so you can see the full day of entertainment.


Willie Nelson Tribute Artist

Although 12 years younger, Casey brings to his audiences the era of "Willie Nelson" when Willie was at his very best, the 70s & 80s, known as the Outlaw Era. Some look a likes have attempted an impersonation of "Willie Nelson", but came up short when trying to copy his unique voice. Casey is the closest you can get with his "Impersonation" of "Willie". Same size; a blend of auburn/salt & pepper hair, that drapes down below his belt; a witty yet humorous way captivating his audiences everywhere he goes. And most of all, Casey brings that same undeniable voice & sound as "Willie". Casey has been a "Willie" tribute artist since he was "pushed" into it back in 1990. "For many years my family & friends told me that I looked & sounded like "Willie"... so, I just decided to give it a try". Casey has been performing at Fairs; Festivals; Casinos; Special Events; Major Fund Raisers; Conventions and Honky-Tonks throughout the world. (also, a role in 2 movies).

 

**Hollywood Casino......."you wont believe your eyes & ears"

**Willie Nelson Museum.............."as close as you can get"

**Seven Feathers Casino............"never stops entertaining"

**Ryman Auditorium..............."makes you feel like family"

 

Visit Casey's website at http://www.willienelsontribute.com

 

Adam Tucker, Las Vegas Entertainer and West Virginia Native with his

Tribute to Country Music ICON Tim McGraw

Adam D. Tucker presents a powerful show that thrills and captivates audiences everywhere. This Tim Mcgraw tribute accurately recreates the music and mystique of country music ICON Tim McGraw. The response has been overwhelming and invitations from large corporate events to fairs, festivals and charity benefits have presented themselves.

 Visit Adam's website at http://www.bluemoontalent.com/adam-d-tucker.html

 


 

Bill Archer & Karl Miller

Local favorites, performing familiar and original tunes that have an old timey, gospel and bluesy flavor. If you have never heard these guys you are either from out of town or living under a rock!

As if that were not enough, the festival will also include assorted artisans and vendors, delicious Italian food (to eat there or carry out), homemade Italian deserts, face painting, games and prizes for the kids. This day will be fun for the whole family! Admission and parking is free.



 

Bull Rides and Bungee Jumping!

New this year ...


 

What happens at our Italian Festival? Click here to find out! 
 
We will have our homemade Italian sauce and meatballs for sale all day Saturday at the Festival  The sauce is canned so it can be kept for months.  The meatballs are frozen in one dozen packages. 

The sauce and meatballs are also available during the year by calling 304-589-5355.  The price is $8.00 a quart of sauce and $8.00 a dozen meatballs.   

 

 

Italian Torrone candy will be available again this year.  We ran out last year very early but will have a larger supply on hand this year.  This is an Italian speciality and is only available in this area at our Festival.  The price is $8.00 a box. 

 

 
 

 

 

If you would like to sign up to be a vendor for the
19th Annual Italian Festival call Beverly Toney at: 
(304) 589 - 3317

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