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THANKING THESE BEAUTIFUL VIBRANT WOMEN FOR A SPLENDID FESTA DELLE DONNE – INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – CELEBRATION

Nancy, Enza, Enza, Faye, Jackie, Sefatia, Nina, Kathy, Geri, Fay, and Josie.

International Women’s Day was celebrated Friday evening at the Gloucester House Restaurant. The theme this year was royalty and the hosting committee created a beautiful, festive atmosphere with exquisite floral centerpieces, fun purple-themed decorations, and costumes–tiaras were required ūüôā Mayor Sefatia stole the show, dressed head to toe in royal garb with a flowing purple velvet cape. Lenny Linquata and his outstanding staff at the Gloucester House, as always, made a fabulous dinner spread for the guests including fresh roasted and marinated veggies, heaps of fried calamari, and bacon wrapped Brussel sprouts to name just some of the appetizzers, chicken Florentine or fresh-off-the-boat haddock, and a mountain of exquisite desserts. A heartfelt huge thank you to Nina Groppo, Nancy Millefoglie, Enza DiMercurio, Enza Ferrara Taormiina, Faye Pavia, Jackie Zappa, Kathy Numerosi, Geri Millitello, Fay Puopolo, and Josie Taormina for hosting this much anticipated annual event.

UNITY, REFLECTION, ADVOCACY, AND ACTION ~ FIGLI DI TRAPPETO 11th INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION!

A wonderful time was had by all at the Festa della Donna celebration, hosted by Figli di Trappeto, and held Saturday evening¬†at the Gloucester House Restaurant.¬†The guests included a tremendous¬†group of Cape Ann’s community-spirited women.¬†international-womens-day-gloucester-2017-4

Each year a special guest is recognized for her commitment to the people of Gloucester and Cape Ann. Gloucester’s¬†beloved Rosaria Giambanco-Floyd was honored for her¬†generosity¬†towards the ill, the elderly, the homeless, and especially for the care and love she provides to members of the community who are suffering from cancer.


Everyone was decked out in masks and beads and the Gloucester House was sparkling in the gold, green, and purple mardi gras themed decor, created by committee members Crocetta Groppo, Josephine Taormina, Enza Taormina, Fay Puopolo, Nancy Millefoglie, Faye Pavia, Kathy Numerosi, Geri Parisi, and Jackie Zappa. After a delicious dinner of fried chicken and baked haddock, dancing, and a hysterical adult version of scavenger hunt/musical chairs kept the audience entertained.

To learn more about the history of International Women’s Day, visit the official website here

Figli di Trappeto Board Members: Crocetta Groppo, Josephine Taormina, Enza Taormina, Fay Puopolo, Nancy Millefoglie, Faye Pavia, Kathy Numerosi, Geri Parisi, and Jackie Zappa.

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Gloucester Celebrates International Women’s Day!

International Women's Day Festa della Donna Figli di Trappeto Gloucester MA. -10 JPGInternational’s Women’s Day, or Festa della Donna, held¬†last night at the Gloucester House Restaurant and hosted by Figli di Trappeto was, simply put, a smashing fun time. In attendance¬†were an¬†amazing group of Gloucester community-minded women and it was an honor¬†to be with such a group, and¬†all gathered under one roof! ¬†

Crocetta Groppo gave a heart felt speech honoring Gloucester’s first Sicilian-American¬†woman mayor, Mayor Sefatia Romeo Thekan. The guests included State Representative Ann Margaret Ferrante, Angela Sanfilippo,¬†and¬†Mayor Romeo Thekan’s¬†sisters Rosaria Floyd and Marianne Pacquette.¬†The Gloucester House was transformed into a charming country western club with cheery red and white checked¬†tablecloths, golden yellow sunflowers, red bandanas, milk bottle vases, and¬†rustic touches abounding.¬†After a delicious¬†dinner of fried chicken, ribs, succotash, and macaroni and cheese, dancing ensued well into the night.

Stetson Hats Off to organizers Crocetta Groppo, Geri Parisi, Kathy Numerosi, Faye Pavia, Josephine Taormina, Fay Puopolo, Enza Taormina, and Nancy Millefoglie!

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Happy International Women’s Day!

I am looking forward to celebrating International Women’s Day, or Festa Della Donna, tonight with friends at the Gloucester House. We’ll be honoring Mayor Romeo-Thekan!

I was curious about the yellow flower that is traditionally given to women on International Women’s Day and it is the mimosa flower (Acacia dealbata), which has become a symbol of female solidarity. Immediately following World War II, it became popular in Italy to give the flower for La Festa Della Donna because of its cheery hue, sweet scent, and abundance in blossoms at that time of year.

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International Women’s Day began as a day of memory and protest, following a tragic event that took place in 1908. One story of its origins purports that in early March of that year, the women textile workers (mostly Italian) at a New York City factory went on strike to protest the abhorrent working conditions. The owner blocked all of the exits to the factory and set the building on fire. The 129 workers trapped inside all died.

International Women’s Day Celebration ~ Festa Della Donna

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The Figli di Trappeto Club¬†is hosting their 7th annunal International Womens Day Celebration ~ “Festa Della Donne”¬†at¬†The Gloucester House this evening.¬† FOB and one of Gloucester’s most famous and loved reporters¬†Carl Mckay-Stratton will be¬†live blogging for GMG at tonight’s “SOLD OUT”¬†event!¬†