Thursday, April 22, 2010

Ettalong Festa

Saturday and Sunday the 10th & 11th of April saw members of the IMSMC attend an Italian Festa at Ettalong Beach tourist resort.

An 8 o’clock departure from the Mcdonalds carpark in Thornleigh, saw 9 Italian Made club cars make our way North towards Ettalong via the F3 motorway in convoy. As we drove we received a great number of salutations from passing motorists. We arrived at Ettalong resort festa, led in by The Fiat Topolino 500C driven by Charlie Losinno, as the local radio station announced our arrival and gave a running commentary on our vehicles. The cars were placed in position and the display took shape and presented well over the two day event.

The day progressed with a fashion parade, singing, accordion playing, wine tasting and eating. I believe one of the rat pack made a guest appeareance I was told his name was Dean.

On Saturday evening 35 members and family gathered for a fine meal at the Fiamma restaurant. Antipasto followed by exceptional wood fired pizzas accompanied with white and/or red wine followed by ricotta cake for desert and coffee with traditional grappa or sambuca. The night was filled with conversation, laughter, music and dancing.

Overall the two days were filled with various types of entertainment for all ages.

Our committee and members and friends namely Maria Losinno, Oriana Deiulio, Caterina Lecce, Nina and Tia Stillone excelled in selling our merchandise and marketing our club. Oriana Deiulio organized pannini and an assorted range of small goods including prosciutto and hot salami for Saturday and Sunday lunch for club members.

The weekend was enjoyed by all, the drive, resort and company all played their role in making the weekend a huge success.

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