The Festa Italiana Peekskill 2012 Committee is Seeking Nominations for Honorary Italian
The Festa Italiana Peekskill 2012 Committee is seeking nominations for Honorary Italian of the 2012 Feast of the Assumption. The Committee installed its first position in 2010 when Leopoldo Soricelli, the first Postmaster in Peekskill assigned by President Lyndon B. Johnson was selected to be the festival’s first Honorary Italian. Last year the honor was bestowed upon Salvatore Scaramellino owner of the former Sorrento’s Restaurant in Peekskill. The committee is excited to receive nominations for this year’s festival scheduled to take place on August 10, 11 and 12. An opening ceremony with a dedication to the Honorary Italian(s) will take place on August 10th.
The requirements for all nominations are:
- Nominees must be of Italian descent.
- Nominees must live or at one time have lived in Peekskill.
- Nominees must have done something significant in Peekskill.
All nominations are due by July 15, 2012. Nominations should be emailed to: email@example.com.
The Nomination Committee will review all entries and notify the honored recipient by August 1, 2012.