Il Circolo, the Italian Cultural Society, held its annual Christmas party, Natale in Famiglia, at Boca West Country Club on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Catering manager, Andrew Masia, went out of his way to provide an outstanding holiday atmosphere and menu for the more than 120 guests in attendance.
Gino De Marco provided holiday songs and familiar tunes throughout with a special appearance by tenor, Carlos De Antonis, who performed some Christmas tunes and favorite arias. He was accompanied by Sergio Salani on the piano. The scheduled portion of entertainment ended with Babbo Natale, the Italian Santa, arriving with gifts for the children.
But it didn’t end there. Among the invited guests were Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Dion and his wife, Sue, who attended to help celebrate their friend, President of Il Circolo, Paul Finizio’s, milestone birthday. To everyone’s surprise and delight, Dion, in the holiday spirit, took the stage and in no time flat, had the entire room dancing to his inimitable, unmatched music and singing. What a fantastic, unexpected addition to an already successful event for all who came!
Il Circolo is grateful for its many blessings throughout its 42 years. Its dedication to preserving and promoting Italian culture through education has brought many rewards and beautiful memories while achieving its goals.