Letter: Italian Festival co-chairs thank supporters

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To the editor:

On behalf of the Southington Sons of Italy and the UNICO Club of Southington, we would like to thank everyone who made our recently completed 11th annual Italian American Festival such a great success.

While it is almost impossible to list everyone by name, we wish to acknowledge the help we received from our committee members, sponsors, venders, entertainers, contractors, organizers, volunteers, participants and providers to our Italian Mass and Procession as well as the cooperation of the merchants on Center Street. Our local and area newspapers provided us with some excellent coverage for which we are very grateful.

A special thank you should go out to Mr. Howard Schlesinger of the Meridian Development Corporation for the generous donation of the use of his property over the last 11 years for the festival.

An extra thank you to our town agencies, including the Police, Fire, Health, and Engineering Departments. We also acknowledge the cooperation of the Parking Authority and Zoning Board of Appeals.

A final thank you to our Parks, Recreation, and Highway Departments. They did an outstanding job for us.

Grazie.

Italian-American Festival co-chairmen Bob Triano (Sons of Italy) and Joe LaPorte (UNICO)

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