Festa del Vino on Friday

The Italian American Cultural Club invites the public to its sixth-annual Festa del Vino, which will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Festa del Vino includes food from Northern, Central and Southern Italy, various wines and Italian cookies along with opportunities for drawing items, a silent auction, an Italian (Chinese) auction, a pot of gold 50-50 drawing and door prizes. There will be a cash bar. Proceeds generated from the event are used to award five $1,000 scholarships to area high school seniors and also benefit the organization’s Campo Italiano that hosts as many as 150 children. Among silent auction prizes are a framed print by artist Dave Barnhouse, a Myrtle Beach condo rental with a gift certificate to Angelo’s Restaurant and an overnight stay at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort. Top photo, helping make plans are, Carol Almonte, Lou Almonte, Pat Ryan, Bob Ryan, Joanie DiFranco, Mark DiFranco, Carm Gentile, Chairperson Todd Piergallini, Co-Chair Mary Basil, Gracie Corona, Paula Diorio, Judy Krenzel, Lucia Scaffidi, Mariella Pittera, Angela Tarquinio, Michele Fabbro, Jane Antonucci, Maria Settepanella, Ed Laman and Teresa Laman. Theresa Coppa and JoJo Tarquinio also are assisting.