What: The Italian Cultural & Community Center annual Flame Awards gala.
Where: The Westin Memorial City Hotel.
The 411: Eighteen Italian-Americans and Italians who have distinguished themselves in the legal field were honored at the black-tie casino night bash. Margaret Bannon and Dee Avioli chaired the dinner/dance gala where special guest was Honorable Consul General of Italy Elena Sgarbi.
Proceeds from the fundraiser support ICCC programs and preservation of ICCC headquarters, Milford House, on the National Register of Historic Places. Key players in the evening included Joanna Palasota, 2015 ICCC president; Ray Miller, ICCC executive director; and Tiziana Triolo, ICCC director of programs and marketing.
Who: Award recipient Tina Maria Arkenberg, Giorgio Caflisch, Michael J. Cenatiempo, Paul J. Coselli, Maria-Vittoria “Giugi” Carminati, Gary W. DeSerio, Louis M. Ditta, Anthony Granello, Judge Diane M. Guariglia, Louis Frank Gusemano, Victor Longo, Judge David M. Patronella, Michael B. Patronella, Richard L. Petronella, Claudio R. Roman, Anthony P. Troiani, John Tufano and Dominique Marshall Varner.