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That’s Amore! Italian American Club Holds Evening in the Piazza

Giggles the clown greets event goers. Credits: Bob Dumas
This year's Columbus Day grand marshal, Nicola Trombetta, with IAC president, Giulio Cefaloni Credits: Bob Dumas
Don Felice spent Saturday in the park singing Italian songs. Credits: Bob Dumas
The Italian American Club's Rose Runco serves up some lemonade. Credits: Bob Dumas
Daniel George dishes up some fresh mozzarella from Mozzarella by Vinny, which came up all the way from the Bronx to take part in the event. Credits: Bob Dumas
Caricature artist Bud Geisenheimer draws John Graziano, 93, a WWII vet who came over from Lincolndale to enjoy Evening in the Piazza. Credits: Bob Dumas
Joe Briggs, left, and Jimmy Sosa, from Frank & Augie's Restaurant and Pizzeria, from Jefferson Valley, show off one of their sausage and pepper sandwiches. Credits: Bob Dumas
The staff from Buon Antipasta came all the way from Garfield, N.J. to sell their Italian cheeses and meats. From left, owner Jeanann Apello, Ira Beyer, Frank Jesselli and Eddie DeJesus. Credits: Bob Dumas
Grace Bueti and Richard Filiberto dance to the Italian music provided Don Felice. Credits: Bob Dumas
The Cefaloni family, from left, Sandra Cefaloni-Henderson; her son, Andrew; her dad, Gulio; and her mom, Linda Credits: Bob Dumas
Evening in the Piazza featured an array of vendors who were on hand to promote items that ranged from cosmetics and to healthcare. Credits: Bob Dumas
Evening in the Piazza had plenty to do for the kids, including this ride. Credits: Bob Dumas
The crowd settles in to enjoy the music while feasting on an array of Italian dishes. Credits: Bob Dumas
Italian American Club members, from left, Bee Cefaloni, Lou Cefaloni and Cheryl Comitto, were on hand to sell raffle tickets. Credits: Bob Dumas
One of the most popular booths at the event was the one that sold the zeppole. Credits: Bob Dumas
Anthony Leone, with some help from his wife, Melissa, made balloon animals for the kiddies. Credits: Bob Dumas
James Somereve, from Fun Time Amusements, was in charge of the cotton candy. Credits: Bob Dumas

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Italian American Club held its annual Evening in the Piazza Saturday (Aug. 19) at the Mahopac Chamber Park. Attendees had the opportunity to meet this year’s Columbus Day Parade grand marshal, Nicola Trombetta, while enjoying traditional Italian foods such as zeppola, gelato, fresh mozzarella, sausage and peppers and plenty of pizza.  Don Felice provided the entertainment, singing Italian favorites for the crowd to dance to. For the kids, there were rides, balloon animals, caricature sketching and Giggles the clown. 

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