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 3rd 2015
Bluefield City Auditorium
1780 Stadium Drive
Bluefield WV 24701
Admission only $ 15.00
Large Buffet and excellent
Fun for the entire family ...
The Bluefield- Princeton Italian
Lodge (OSIA) 2631 has assembled a show
to please every member of the
Be sure to show up early so you can see the full day of
Nelson Tribute Artist
12 years younger, Casey brings to his audiences the era of "Willie
when Willie was at his very best, the 70s & 80s, known as
the Outlaw Era.
Some look-a-likes have attempted an impersonation of
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
**Seven Feathers Casino............"never stops
**Ryman Auditorium..............."makes you feel like
Visit Casey's website at http://www.willienelsontribute.com
Vegas Country ~ A Tribute to
& Shania Twain.
Donna Huber as Shania Twain
is from Ontario, Canada and now resides in Las Vegas, Nevada,
where she, and West Virginia native Adam D. Tucker perform
regularly on the Las Vegas strip.
Combined, they have opened for more than 50 national acts such as...
Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Trace Adkins and many more.
Adam ~ I'm very happy to be returning, and bringing my touring
partner with me.
Born and raised in the coal mining
town of Man, WV
Jenny Lynns roots run deep in family and faith.
Jenny Lynn started touring at the young age of 14, and at
the first opportunity fled to the bright lights of Music City USA
to pursue her dreams...
Honing her talents over the years, Lynn has drawn from such inspirations
Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard and Vestal Goodman.
Known for her velvety vocals, her audiences delight at her
singer/songwriter and musical skills.
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.
What happens at our Italian
Festival? Click here to find out!
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 $10.00 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
20th Annual Italian Festival call Beverly Toney at:
589 - 3317
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