Spinella Tenor of Illusions
Punta Gorda, FL
Sarasota Mandolin Orchesta
Saturday, October 6th, 2012 at 11:00am
LWR Community Activities with the support and help from the Italian American Club of LWR is thrilled to host the first Festa Italia! October 6th from 11am to 5:30pm at the Central Park Community Amenities Center off Lakewood Ranch Boulevard. Join us for a day of traditional food, entertainment, children’s activities, and Italian vendors.
We will have a full day of entertainment to include our headliner act, international opera singer Joe Spinella, Tenor of Illusions. He has just returned from his recording session in Skopje with the Macdeonia Radio Symphony Orchestra. He brings with him Marcella Brown, who is a 15 year old singing sensation. Enjoy the pleasant sound of The Sarasota Mandolin Orchestra and two performances by the Tarantella Dancers.
Everyone enjoys singing Frank Sinatra so we welcome Brian Tennison who will get the crowd singing along with some of Frank’s most popular songs.
Children will enjoy the splash park and activity gym, along with making noodle necklaces and tricks from the roaming Magician. Don’t miss the performances of Italian story telling by Guiseppe along with the very popular pony rides.
If you're Italian then you will want to save your appetite for the feast of home cooked traditional dishes, just like Grandma’s!
Shrimp Scampi, sausage and peppers, Zeppole, Italian coffee, pastries along with the finest wines and Italian beer, just to name a few. Mangiare!!
What’s a festival without the contests?
Dress your dog in one of three categories- 1st, 2nd & 3rd place prizes will be awarded for each category
Mario & Luigi
Milan Fashion Runway
Dress yourself as the Godfather or Matriarch, look alike
and our final contest of the day will be the…
PIZZA EATING CONTEST!
Plenty of photo opportunities will be available so be sure to bring your camera. How does a Venice Gondola and Gondolier sound or perhaps a family and friend shot next to our authentic Accordian Player?
So mark your calendars and plan to come out and enjoy the day. Ciao!
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