Proceeds from this Festival go
toward our Scholarship Program,
Alzheimer's, Cooley's Anemia, World War II
Union Mission, Make-a-Wish, Teen Challenge,
Hospice and many other
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.
lasagna makers prepare 24 pans of the special Italian dish to be served on
L to R Fred Dodson, Dawn Orlich, Joy Formica,
Christina Willis and Harry Comer.
rollers bagging the meatballs for sale at the festival.
L to R Sue Mazol, Virginia Shumate, Nancy Rasi, Christina Willis and Doris Furnari.
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
These folks definitely understand and achieve Italian
They most certainly deserve a round of applause!
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Southern West Virginia
October 7th 2017
10 AM - 5 PM
Bluefield City Auditorium
1780 Stadium Drive
Bluefield WV 24701
Delicious Buffet - $15 includes spaghetti, meatballs, lasagna, salad, dessert and drink
Fun for the entire family ...
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
sauce and meatballs are also available during the year by calling
The price is $8.00 a quart of sauce and $8.00 a
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 specialty and is only available in
this area at our Festival. The price is $ 10.00 a box.
prepared with filings and topping onsite.
We have TRIPLE the amount we had last year, so come and taste this
you would like to sign up to be a vendor for the
23rd Annual Italian Festival call Beverly Toney at:
589 - 3317
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