with a great deal of pride that we at Festa Italiana,
now in our 26th year, point out that what we celebrate
boils down to certain fundamentals: God, family, community
and a love of our country mixed with nostalgia for "the
old country" that was home to our ancestors. We
also have the good fortune to share a cultural heritage
that emphasizes "family" gathered at home
sharing good food together.
that in mind, once again, we'd like to thank our volunteers.
Festa Italiana is a completely volunteer - driven, 501(c)
(not-for-profit) organization and a festival of this
magnitude can only be produced by community support
and financial generosity. Whether your contribution
is donating your time or some badly needed cash, it
is a vital building block of Festa Italiana Seattle,
so THANK YOU for your donations and your enthusiasm!
Meeting coming up:
August 6, 2013 at 7 PM.
(Board members meet at 6 PM). See you there!
and Lou hold down the wine bar
Christy Luce and "Molto Mario" Batali
Want to explore your Italian
ancestry? Love to play Bocce?
you wish to be up close and personal with famous chefs?
Festa Italiana has just the opportunity for you!
Each year, during the last week
of September, our wonderful Festa is celebrated and
enjoyed by thousands of people like yourself.
Not surprisingly, hundreds of volunteers
work for months to bring this celebration together.
Planning this event begins in early in the Spring with
dedicated volunteers and event chairs. Our general planning
meetings are open to all interested and are entertaining
by themselves. Come meet great people with a passion
for "All Things Italian"...share a glass of
wine and ideas.
Plenty of volunteers are needed
in many areas: Have a spare hour? Come cook Italian
sausages, help clean tables, work in the souvenir booth
or welcome guests to Foto Italiana.
Have lots of spare hours? We can find an activity for
you to chair!
Every year, we hold general volunteer
meetings in August and September. Everyone is invited.
These meetings are held at in the school hall at Our
Lady of Mt. Virgin Church, 2800 S. Massachusetts St.,
Seattle, WA 98144. Need more information? Please email
us at info@FestaSeattle.com
or call or office at (206) 282-0627
Is Looking For Volunteers!
7 p.m at Mt. Virgin School Hall
Next General Meeting:
Tuesday, Septmber 10, 2013.
you are interested in any
of the following activities, please join us:
Activities, Chefs Stage, Wine Tasting,
Grape Stomp, Bocce Tournament, Raffle Sales, Souvenirs,
Sausage Booth and more!
Volunteers are a vital part of Festa
Italiana. Without your help, there would be no festival.
Please click the link below for Volunteer Application,
complete the registering process and let us know how
you would like to help. We are using the WePay.com online
service for processing, but please know there is no
cost involved. All volunteers will receive an invite
to the Volunteer appreciation dinner in November and
the thanks of the community. Festa Italiana is primarily
located on the grounds of the Seattle Center. You can
also email us at Volunteers@FestaSeattle.com
and when you do, make sure you give us your address
so we can add you to our mailing list.
(headphones) and Chef Giuliano Bugiali