I have written a book entitled The Lady of the Wheel, set in Sicily in the late 1800s. It was inspired by my research of Sicilian genealogical records, and tells of the tribulations endured and overcome by foundlings and poor sulfur mine workers.
Read about it at http://www.conigliofamily.com/ladyofthewheel.htm
Also see my history of Sicily at http://www.conigliofamily.com/LaBeddaSicilia.htm
Susan said:March 18, 2012 5:47 am PST
Loved the festival, as someone stated above, it would be great to have some Italian music and dancing. I would have loved to have a t-shirt, but they were made in Nicarauga. Could you please buy American next year?
Rickey Roppolo said:March 12, 2012 6:06 am PST
I attended the festival this year and I thought it was great, the food was fantastic, I would like to see Italian music, dancers, etc, in the future.
Caleb Anselmo said:March 10, 2012 9:04 pm PST
I am a 4th generation Sicilian American from Giuseppe Anselmo and Rosa Stabile. My family immigrated from Palermo, Sicily, to Louisiana in the 1890's. My wife and I attended this years festival. It was so nice to go to something specific to our culture. Thanks to all responsible for having this wonderful festival honoring our Sicilian heritage. The Anselmo family looks forward to attending many more.
Chuck Fulco said:March 10, 2012 1:11 pm PST
I just learned about your festival 3/10/12. I will advise my offspring and plan to be there 2013. My grandfather and grandmother were from Sicily. (FULCO- RUSSO) respectively. They settled in south Louisiana before moving to Shreveport. I shall be seeking info soon. I can't wait to enjoy your festival celebrating our heritage.
We are a festival loving family, attending 3 or more annually. Thank you for this festival. The C. R "Chuck" Fulco family.
Lesly said:March 8, 2012 7:47 am PST
I AM SOOO LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS WEEEKEND TO COME TO THE FESTIVAL IT IS A REALLY NICE FEST!!!
Janet Hebert said:March 7, 2012 5:51 pm PST
Would like to know the fees to festival and are there hotels to stay close to the festival?
susan Sunseri Dorand said:March 7, 2012 2:57 pm PST
My great grand parents were both from Italy. One came from Sicily. Their names were Charillo and Bevinet
My grand parents from my father's side came from Italy also. Sunseri.
Can't wait to come to the festival.
Diane Feducia said:March 7, 2012 7:03 am PST
looking forward to coming to the festival.
Connie Liuzza Duncan said:March 7, 2012 5:48 am PST
Have to come home for this one! Eat some good food and listen to my Brother and Nephew play music. Good Times! Good Times!
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