Al DeGennaro, chapter president of Americans of Italian Heritage Council Inc., hosted a gathering of local Italian-American organizations on June 15 to they could share their plans for upcoming events.
Representatives came from Christopher Columbus Monument in Elmwood Park, the Mount Carmel Club in Plymouth Meeting, the Holy Saviour Parish and Savior Hall in Norristown.
The organizations individually hold their main events in July and August with a Mass, street procession and celebration of food and fun. The purpose of the events is to celebrate the principal places in Italy of their descendants. The gathering was held at J.P. Mascaro & Sons headquarters, where DeGenarro is deputy general counsel.
The IAH met with Norristown region of Italian American leaders on working together to celebrate Italian heritage, culture and traditions. As generations are changing so is their membership. Holding many events through the year, IAH wants to help spread the word for the ‘next generation.’
July 20-21 – Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Patroness of Casalduni and Benevento, Mount Carmel Club, Ridge Pike. Aug. 9-11 – Santissimo Salvatore,
The Holy Saviour Patron of Montella in Campania, on the grounds of the Holy Saviour Club, Main Street. Aug. 18 – Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca, patroness of Sciacca in Sicily, Savior Hall, Walnut and Airy streets. Oct. 10 – Columbus Golf and Bocce Tourney, Americans of Italian Heritage Council, Bellewood Golf Club. Oct. 12 – Christopher Columbus Monument near the Elmwood Zoo in Elmwood Park. Annual ceremony.
Leaders of Italian-American community organizations interested in a representative from the Italian-American Herald attending their gatherings are invited to contact associate publisher Barbara Ann Zippi at firstname.lastname@example.org.