CASPIAN—Porketta, pizzelli, prizes, paisanos and music will all be part of the Italian Heritage Day celebration at the Iron County Museum on Sunday, Aug. 12.
Museum doors will open at noon and visiting among the paisanos never ends. Thanks to the sponsorship of MCACA, CCCAC and the Historical Society, the special admission price is $6 for adults and $3 for children.
Plate lunches of delicious cold porketta sandwiches, chips, pickles, watermelon and a beverage will be for sale throughout the day’s events.
Richie Stanek, Dutch VanDerzeyden and Bruno Scarite will provide music to dance or listen to beginning at 1:30.
To the remembered Big Band sound of polkas and waltzes such as the “Pennsylvania Polka” and “Whispering,” they have promised to add some Italian numbers.
During a break in the music, door prizes donated by area businesses will be awarded. Also, throughout the afternoon, goodies donated by local “Donas” who are wonderful bakers will be available on the refreshment table, said organizers.
A special cake honoring Ann Zanon, the Cake Lady who once lived in Caspian, is guaranteed to please one’s palate.
Two special exhibits will be on display for visitors to view as they tour the Museum.
In the Cultural Center will be mannequins representing just a few of the “Wonderful Women in Iron County—Through the Years.”
The second exhibit honoring the Girl Scouts’ 100 years is set up in Heritage Hall.
Visitors may also view the art work in the Giovanelli House and stop at Toti’s Tavern where Sally Blyze will be playing the piano from 12:30 to 1:30.
Guided tours to the Giovanelli House will be offered every half hour and Toti’s Tavern is open all afternoon.\
“Also, take time to check out the unique items in the Museum Gift Shop and the sales in the LeBlanc Wildlife Art Gallery,” said a spokesperson.