Report by Paula Antolini, October 14, 2020, 2:34PM EDT
Well we went through a few raindates but now the date is set:
The month of October is “Italian Heritage month.” BETHEL ADVOCATE News Media invites you to a celebration!
BETHEL ADVOCATE NEWS MEDIA is sponsoring, organizing, hosting:
ITALIAN HERITAGE DAY Celebration and Proclamation!
WHEN: Sunday, October 18, 2020, 1:00PM-4:00PM
WHERE: Bethel CJH Municipal Center (lawn and gazebo) 1 School Street, Bethel, CT
This will be a fun FREE event! More activities than other years!
WEAR YOUR RED, WHITE AND GREEN COLORS!
COME CELEBRATE THE ITALIAN HERITAGE!
~An “ITALIAN HERITAGE DAY” Proclamation will be officially read aloud by a town official.
~The ITALIAN FLAG will be raised on the Municipal Center flagpole, flown until Oct. 30th for Italian Heritage Month.
~HONOR GUARDS by the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion, and Bethel Fire Departments.
~SPEECHES by locals & politicians.
~Italian music! LOTS of Italian music & singing!
~Accordion musician too!
~The famous BILLY MICHAEL is our Master of Ceremonies and he and other singers will perform music, ITALIAN & POP MUSIC.
~A second special guest MC from a local cable show (surorise).
~An ITALIAN DANCE PERFORMANCE and other dance styles by a local professional dance studio (surprise).
~A special exciting ITALIAN SPORTS CARS EXHIBIT (vintage and new) from private owners.
~Italian food treats and soft drinks too!
(We are limited by what Parks and Rec. and the Bethel Health Dept. will allow.)
***MASKS ARE MANDATORY as we also follow all social distancing rules.
***BRING YOUR OWN CHAIRS OR BLANKETS TO SIT ON, families can sit in groups, 6ft. apart from other groups.
***Please DO NOT bring alcohol (prohibited) or food to the event (COVID safety) there will be snacks there.
***Please monitor young children for COVID safety. No pets allowed.
This is a FREE event and you don’t have to be Italian to attend! All are welcome!
We have received generous donations of food and drink items from local businesses, thank you so much! We will be displaying names of those businesses at the event. However there is still time to get your business flyer and/or dessert or drinks donation to us. View flyers below for details (strict FOOD SAFETY rules apply due to COVID safety).
Thank you in advance for your help! This event will be a great celebration! (COVID safety rules followed of course.)
See you Sunday!
In case of rain, check our BETHEL ADVOCATE News Media Facebook page for updates HERE.
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