© 2013 ITALIAN AMERICAN CLUB OF HILTON HEAD ISLAND
P. O. Box 21736 Hilton Head, SC 29925 • email@example.com
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We are excited to host the 4th annual Hilton Head Island Italian Heritage Festival at Shelter Cove Community Park. This year's celebration will be bigger and better than ever – a robust celebration of Italian culture with food, live entertainment, a pasta-eating contest, grape stomping, cooking demos, a bocce ball tournament and more!
The festival will offer a full slate of activities for locals and visitors. A number of booths will be dedicated to traditional Italian foods, such as cheeses, breads, pasta, fish, meatballs, sausage and calzones, and delicious sweets, including Italian ice, gelato, biscotti and zeppolis – many sponsored by local restaurants. The festival will also feature a special events stage where attendees can enjoy a grape stomping contest, reminiscent of the iconic I Love Lucy episode, a pasta-eating contest, and a restaurant-only "best meatball" contest for island bragging rights.
Cooking enthusiasts / "foodies" will not want to miss the festival's variety of unique cooking demonstrations. Come learn how to make perfect pizzelle (waffle cookies), homemade sausage, fresh mozzarella and ricotta cheese, and limoncello – an Italian lemon liqueur mainly produced in Southern Italy.
For the sports-inclined, the festival will offer bocce (one of Italy’s national pastimes), a golf challenge and stickball – participants can learn and play, or just watch. Attendees can also test their strength on the High Striker (hammer & bell), as well as test their aim at the dunk tank.
The festival will also feature some new surprises this year. Who knows, famous Italian explorer Christopher Columbus may make an appearance!
About The Italian-American Club of Hilton Head Island
The Italian-American Club is a non-profit organization with a devout community service base. Just last year, the group distributed more than $33,000 to local charities and service organizations, including Programs for Exceptional People (PEP), Hospice Care of the Lowcountry and Memory Matters. The club also offers scholarships to deserving students in the greater Hilton Head / Bluffton area.
The club's main focus is to promote Italian heritage, while giving back to the local community. Festival attendees can learn more about the club, which boasts 120 members and meets several times a month at locations throughout Hilton Head / Bluffton.
The Hilton Head Italian Heritage Festival will be held Saturday, September 21, 2013, 11 am – 4 pm, at the Shelter Cove Community Park – rain or shine. No pets please!
Contact: Italian-American Club of Hilton Head Island
Location: Shelter Cove Community Park,
39 Shelter Cove Lane • Hilton Head Island, SC
Blanche T. Sullivan interviews
One Hot Mama's Orchid Paulmeier as she cooks onstage.
Do you have what it takes to win the pasta-eating contest?