OSIA DIne-Around Raises Funds for CAF
April 23, 2010 – The wonderful folks of the New York State Grand Lodge of OSIA (Order Sons of Italy in America) once again demonstrated their commitment to the fight against thalassemia by raising more than $20,000 at their 12th Annual Culinary Classico “Year 2010 Dine Around” on April 6.
A large crowd came out to sample delicious dishes from some of Long Island’s finest restaurants and to spend a wonderful evening with some of the most large hearted folk around. A grand total of $21,059 was raised, which will be added to other donations raised by OSIA’s brothers and sisters in their steadfast quest to help CAF end thalassemia.
Pictures from this marvelous evening can be viewed below.
CAF thanks the New York State Grand Lodge of OSIA for its sterling efforts and sends special thanks to Joanie Rondinelli for her superb leadership in planning this year’s event.
|(above) Annette Lankewish, Grace Ferrar (co-chairperson), Mildred Mancusi, Grace Castelli||(above) Joanie Rondinelli, Josephine Mannino, Molly Vollone, Carmel Lamont|
|(above) Tony & Mary Naccarato||(above) Beuatiful cake from A&G Bakery|
|(above) Dine Around Group Picture||(above) Joanie Rondinelli, Donna Scarola (of Scarola Vineyards)|
|(above) A CAF patient happy at all the love that was present in the room||(above) CAF National President Anthony Viola|
|(above) Sal Lanzilotta, Joanie Rondinelli||(above) Happy diners|
|(above) Martha Bologna||(above) Maria Lpbylarz, Toni Spinelli|