Italian American Veterans plan Festa Italiana Oct. 9

Oct 08, 2021 545

The Italian American Veterans Post 1 will have its annual Festa Italiana from noon to 8 p.m., Oct. 9, at its post, 4567 Oberlin Ave. The day includes performances by the Al Battistelli Band in the afternoon and the Avanti Band from 4 to 6 p.m. At 3 p.m., post members will honor brothers Pete and Joe DelMonico, who have operated their barbershops in Lorain and Vermilion, respectively, for more than 50 years.

There will be 50-50 and basket raffles and a tribute to Marie Bonaminio, the late Lorain businesswoman and longtime supporter of the Italian American Veterans. Some of her paintings will be available for a raffle, and the post will have her spaghetti sauce for sale. Admission is free, and the menu includes food, Italian baked goods and wine for sale.

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