Ciao, Amici –
Buona Estate! Happy Summer!! I hope your are enjoying our continuing weather so nice and cool after all the heat in May. It is good for the plants and definitely easy on our water supply.
As promised a few weeks ago, here are the details about this year’s Ferragosto.
LA FESTA DI FERRAGOSTO
This year, Ferragosto will be all new and exciting! It is a joint effort of the three Italian-American organizations of Santa Barbara. Join the Italian American Boot Club, ICHF/Circolo Italiano and UNICO Santa Barbara for a great Italian Festa at Montecito’s beautiful Lower Manning Park! It will be a FABULOUS, “FUNTASTIC” FESTA DI FERRAGOSTO! And, even better, its proceeds will benefit our local students by helping us raise much-needed money for the newly re-opened Italian classes at SBHS! YES, we managed to get our Italian classes back and we are DELIGHTED!
The menu will be delicious. We will offer a 3-course Italian “pranzo” (midday meal) that will include the following: “antipasti” (appetizers), main course and desserts. Wines, beer, water, soft drinks and coffee will be included. EVERYTHING will be prepared from scratch, including ALL THE DESSERTS!
In addition, there will also be an ice cream cart selling real Italian “gelato“. The “gelato” is not included in the price of the “pranzo” but it is an additional small fundraiser to benefit our classes at SBHS. All for a good cause.
And while you are eating the delicious food, you will be entertained by live music and singers! And actually the entertainment is scheduled to go from 1-4:00pm with lots of lovely Italian music.
Some of you might like a bit of activity after the “pranzo” to burn off excess calories, so our Games Committee is organizing a few games for some active fun. There planning a bocce championship and other games, all in good fun.
Italians are big on families so we would like to have local families participate. As in the past, this event is open to everyone, “grandi e piccini” (adults and children)!
And here are the details:
Date: Sunday, August 17, 2014
Time: 12:30 pm
Place: Area 9, Lower Manning Park, Montecito (off San Ysidro Road across from Montecito Union School – look for signs and balloons)
Cost: $25/adults – $8/children (5-12 years of age) – Children under 5, free.
Want to bring your special wine? NO Corkage fee!
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED AND PAYMENT MUST BE ENCLOSED WITH THE RESERVATION
DEADLINE FOR RESERVATION: Thursday, August 7th, 2014
ANY QUESTIONS? PLEASE CALL ME AT 805-969-1018.
To reserve and pay by check. Please click here for a downloadable form.
To reserve and pay by credit card: first, please calculate your total payment (number of adults @$25/each, plus number of children (5-12) @$8/each, if there will be children in your party) and then click on the yellow “Buy Now” button that will get you to the PayPal page. Type the amount of your total payment in the box on your left underneath the “Item Price”. Then proceed with the rest of required information until the check-out is completed.
ARRIVEDERCI A FERRAGOSTO! CHEERS, GABRIELLA