Il Circolo, the Italian Cultural Society of the Palm Beaches, recently held its annual Christmas party – Natale in Famiglia, at the Boca West Country Club in Florida. 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’ arriving with gifts for the children.
Among the invited guests were Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Dion DiMucci and his wife, Sue, who attended to help celebrate their friend, President of il Circolo, Paul Finizio’s milestone birthday. To everyone’s surprise, Dion took to the stage and had the entire room dancing to his inimitable, unmatched music and singing. It was a fantastic, unexpected addition to an already successful event.