The 8th Annual Italian Winterfest featured all things Italian: fine cuisine from fabulous Italian and legendary local restaurants, traditional Italian tableside music played by Tony Barrasso, and dancing to D.J. Michael Spano’s tunes by all the Italian Greats. The 5th annual Honored Guest of Winterfest was announced, Dr. James Downing, president and CEO of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the 3rd annual Italian Winterfest Outstanding Service Award recipients were Linda and James Gattas, owners of James Gattas Jewelers. Proceeds benefited the Ave Maria Home and the Catholic Education Scholarship Fund.
Photography by Mark O’ Ramirez