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On Saturday, July 6th, we held a traditional home-town style picnic together to celebrate American Independence.
It was a fun filled day complete with an amazing BBQ with fantastic local ingredients and American favorites. The day included live music from Revolution Jazz Band and hits spun by DJ Franco. A patriotic moment with The US Marine Color Guard presenting the Colors. The Star Spangled Banner by Fatimah Provillon. For kids there were lawn games with medals to be won, free face-painting and an original Triple Racer Wham-O Slip n Slide. Plus, The American Girl Scouts and the Daughters of the American Revolution had a craft table. The evening finished with a sparkler finale.
Our BBQ included favorites such as Tuscan pork Spare ribs; Fassona Piemontese Hamburgers, American Black Angus Steaks and Alto Lazio prosciutto crudo provided by our sponsors Coquis, Buongusterai and High Quality Food. Hot dogs, veggie burgers , vegetable side dishes, watermelon and Smores. Wine from Fontana di Papa. Refreshing Peroni Beer, Coca-cola and Lilia water.
Fantastic raffle prizes to be won from Coquis, Blueface, A portrait painted by Dutch Artist Els Vink, DebraFlower, Noi Salon, Margit Mau of Forever Living, Driver In Italy, Rome Savoyards, Surya Mahal, Daughters of the American Revolution, The English Theatre of Rome, Victoria Regeneration Spa, Hotel Boscolo Palace, La Chiusa, Marilab, Tata & Tutor, Molto, Al Ceppo and Coach G Fitness--plus more! Portion of the raffle proceeds will go to the American Red Cross. We also sold Revolution Jazz Band CDs to raise money for Telethon.
AICR would like to thank our main sponsors: Expat CPA, US tax services for Americans living abroad; Coquis; Buongusterai; High Quality Food; Marymount International School Rome; Birra Peroni; Fontana di Papa; Coca-Cola; Noi; Debraflower.