Monthly Archives: August 2009

SIA Announces Bocce Ball Tournament

SIA Bocce TournamentThe Society of Italian American will be hosting a  two-day bocce ball tournament  at  “The Bocce Dome”, located behind the club’s building at 1801 SW McKinley  in Des Moines,IA.  The two-person team tournament begins on Friday, October 9th at 6:00 pm and continues on Saturday, October 10th from 1:00 pm until finished.  The entry fee is $60 per team.  Everyone is eligible to play.  Prizes will be offered, as well as food and drink.  The TV will be on in the club’s hall for watching the football games.  Call  515-285-5706  or  491-4634 for more information.

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2009 Festa Italiana Photos

The 2009 Festa Italiana was a great success.  Here were some of the highlights:

Queen Contest:

2009 Festa Italiana Queen Chelsea Ceretti

2009 Festa Italiana Queen Chelsea Ceretti

Queen:  Chelsea Ceretti
1st Runner-up: Elizabeth Bevilacqua
2nd Runner-up: Christine Brewer
Best Sauce Contest:

Judges sample the Best Sauce Contest entries

Judges sample the Best Sauce Contest entries

Winners of the Best Sauce Contest

Winners of the Best Sauce Contest

Best Sauce Contest results:
Winner” Lou Ann Lemmo
Second Place: Doug Gruver
Third Place: Tony Lemmo
Pizza Eating Contest:

Pizza Eating Contest

Pizza Eating Contest

Pizza Eating Contest Winners

Pizza Eating Contest Winners

Pizza Eating Contest Results:
Winner Frank Funaro
Second Place: Joey Cardamon
Third Place: Collin Schiltz

Italian Folk Dancing:

Ragazzi (children) dancers of Gruppo Il Trattenimento Italian perform

Ragazzi (children) dancers of Gruppo Il Trattenimento Italian perform

Adult dancers of Gruppo Il Trattgenimento choose partners from the audience to dance the Tarantella Napolitana.

Adult dancers of Gruppo Il Trattgenimento choose partners from the audience to dance the Tarantella Napolitana.

Entertainment:

Aaron Caruso serenades a young audience member.

Aaron Caruso serenades a young audience member.

Gina Severino Gedler performs.

Gina Severino Gedler performs.

Other Photos:

A large crowd watches the bocce tournament.

A large crowd watches the bocce tournament.

SIA President John Marturello Tyler introduces his mother to the audience.

SIA President John Marturello Tyler introduces his mother to the audience.

Members of the SIA selling sausage and meatball sandwiches.

Members of the SIA selling sausage and meatball sandwiches.

For more photos from the 2009 Festa Italiana, click here.

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