​Granby UNICO to hold Festa di Ottobre fundraiser

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By Bob Marx

Beer and Wine tasting, an Italian dinner, live entertainment, “tea cup” raffles and a Silent Auction will highlight Granby UNICO’s annual Festa di Ottobre beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday night, Oct. 9, at the Cambridge House Brew Pub in Granby. Tickets are available in advance at the Cambridge House, Village Cork and Keg or from any UNICO member for only $35. Enjoy appetizers and an Italian dinner featuring such items as antipasto, fried ravioli, stuffed breads, chicken scampi, sausage and peppers, pizza and more. All proceeds will benefit UNICO’s Scholarship Fund, local Granby charities and needy families in the community during the holidays.

Entertaining at this Columbus Day festival will be Woodford Way on its acoustic guitars. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event runs until 10 p.m. (cash bar after 8). Wines are provided courtesy of Village Cork and Keg and hand-crafted beers are courtesy of Cambridge House. Silent Auction prizes include vacations donated by Landmark Tours and Cruises, and raffle prizes include gift baskets from local merchants. 
UNICO is the nation’s largest Italian-American service organization. The Granby chapter received its charter in 2003 and has an active and growing membership. For further information on the Festa di Ottobre, or the Granby UNICO Club, contact: Anne Guarco at 860-653-2237, Karen Rutigliano at 860-653-5699, Joy Marx at 413-977-6306 or Mary Anne Guarco at 860-250-3257.