FANWOOD, NJ -- A crowd of over 50 friends and family members joined Al and Phyllis Mirabella for a screening of their "Come Home to Rome" episode of HGTV's House Hunters International on Friday evening at the Fanwood Grille.

House Hunters International follows home-buyers across the globe in search of the perfect second home. A camera crew traveled with the Mirabellas to Italy, where they purchased an apartment that they will use when visiting their daughter Mikayla, who is a student at John Cabot University in Rome.

Mirabella, the Township Manager of Scotch Plains and a Union County Freeholder, was joined by Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski and Freeholder Rebecca Williams, Scotch Plains Councilwoman Elizabeth Stamler, Scotch Plains Fire Chief John Lestarchick, Roselle Park Fire Chief Joseph Signorello Jr., among others. 

Editor's Note: TAPintoSPF publisher John Mooney is owner of Fanwood Grille.