Buon Natale! Children's Christmas Party is Sunday, December 6
Santa is on his way to Solon to visit the children and grandchildren of members for the Annual Solon Italian Club Christmas Party. It will be held at the Solon Community Center on Sunday, December 6th from 3-6 pm. The jolly old man will be bringing gifts, torrone and oranges for children, 10 and under, once again this year. A special visit is also planned by La Befana according to event chairman Al Giammaria.
The children attending the Christmas Party will, again, write letters and create hand-made cards to send with the packages to the troops. Members of the Italian Club of Solon High School will be on hand at this year’s event to help.
The Club plans to collect food, toiletries, personal care products and recreational goods to send to our troops overseas, again this year, too. Among other things, the soldiers request: toothpaste, toothbrushes, socks, deodorant, dental floss, cotton balls, disposable hand and feet warmers, toilet paper, razors, hair gel, shampoo, soap, chap stick, wet wipes, foil packets of chicken, dried fruit, energy bars, snack cakes, hot chocolate, candy, beef jerky, playing cards, batteries, puzzle books, and blank greeting cards (to send notes back home).
Men of Italian ancestry are welcome to apply for membership. Annual dues for 2011-2012 are $75. Complete the membership form (below this article) and send it to: Solon Italian Club, P.O. Box 39602, Solon, Ohio 44139. You will be contacted by our current Secretary once your application is received!