The Festa Committee and Amici Italiani would like to thank all those responsible for making Festa Italiana 2014 a huge success! Thanks to our sponsors, the numerous volunteers, the downtown Wooster merchants, and most of all to the Wooster and Wayne County community. We appreciate your continued support. Hope to see all of you again in 2016.
Kathy Scale Costello
Festa Italiana 2014 Chairperson
Next Festa in 2016
Come and enjoy ...
Senior Citizen Recognition
Organized in 2001, Amici Italiani strives to promote ethnic diversity and relationships in the community as well as sponsor events that promote the Italian-American Heritage. This year we recognized:
- Mary Jane Zarlengo Black
- Robert Colllian
- Edith Delpropost Crowner
- Patricia Grande Frontz
- Catherine Nolletti Gallo
- Paul Charles Gallo
- Helen Delpropost Grande
- Julia Moretti Grosgean
- Richard Massaro
- Pauline Santangelo Pasquariello
- Clara Dorazio Petri
- Phyllis Massaro Porter
- Florence Santangelo Keltz
- Irene Tomassetti Arnold
- Evelyn Noletti Smith
Amateur Wine Making Competition
Many Italian Festivals nationwide have recently begun to offer an Amateur Wine Making competition as part of their celebratory activities. Wooster’s Festa Italiana 2014 offered this typically Italian tradition. Here are the homemade wine contest winners by category:
- White - Creed Parsons
- Red - Creed Parsons
- Dry - Jeff Dilyard
- Sweet - David Wolbaugh
- Best from mix or juice - Chuck Gard
- Best from original fruit - Jeff Dilyard
- Overall winner! - Ray Rose
There were 19 entries total (up by 5 from 2012 Festa).
Southern Italy Trip Raffle
Congratulations to the winner of the Southern Italy Trip Raffle - Tony Costello from Brooklyn, N.Y.
2014-15 Amici Italiani Scholarship Winners
This year's Amici Italiani Scholarship winners are Carly vanTol, Thomas DiFilippo, Alyson Schar and Dreya Holmes. Learn more about these students on our scholarship page.
2012 Festa Italiana Winners
-- Trip to Italy: Peggy Lewis from Wooster
-- Best Dry Wine: Jeff Dilyard and Bruce Swartz
-- Best White Wine: Jeff Dilyard and Bruce Swartz
-- Best Sweet Wine: Creed Parsons
-- Best Red Wine: Creed Parsons
-- Best Juice Wine: Chuck Gard/East Union Vintners
-- Best Original Fruit Wine: Ronald and Craig Hustwit
What is Amici Italiani?
Amici Italiani is specifically organized to promote the ethnic diversity and relationships in the community and to sponsor events in the community that promote the Italian-American Heritage.