Dear Editor,

The Bellaire Sons of Italy participated for the 31st consecutive year in the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival by selling its “famous” sausage sandwich. We are very pleased to announce that we had another very successful event. This achievement is not a coincidence, and we owe this tremendous success to several factors.

First we believe our product to be the best, both with respect to the quality of the trimmed baked meat used and also our secret seasoning.

Second, this undertaking as well as all other undertakings by the Bellaire Sons of Italy would not have been possible without the unbelieveable hours, effort and work provided by our dedicated membership, totaling almost 700 strong.

Third, and most importantly, the Bellaire Sons of Italy recognizes the tremendous support and loyalty it receives from both sides of the river from all of the Ohio Valley residents who are our patrons.

To all of you, we say GRAZIE MILLE and see you next year (or perhaps sooner at one of our many cultural events or at our Thursday evening pasta nights, which are all open to the general public).


Richard Vannelle, Presidente

Frank Fregiato, Orator/Consigliere