Son of Italy holds successful Beefsteak and Comedy Fundraiser

President Joe Jannarone, Jr, Councilman Michael dePierro and Councilwoman Loretta Gragnani

PARSIPPANY — Sons of Italy 2561 held a Beefsteak Dinner on Saturday, November 11. The event was held at Bloomingdale Fire House and included Beefsteak, delicious roasted potatoes, salad, pasta, assorted desserts, coffee and tea. The event was sold out with over 200 members, guests and friends.

Comedian’s Adam Kerr and Gary Delena entertained the audience.

“Our third beefsteak dinner was a huge success, thanks to the many volunteers, members and attendees who helped make this event successful.  We will continue this event every year and look forward to raising more funds to help out the organizations we support,” said President Joe Jannarone, Jr.

The Sons of Italy is a non-profit group that raises funds and donates 100% of its funds to charities. Some of the charities Sons of Italy donates to are Arthritis Foundation, Parsippany Food Pantry, The Valerie Fund and many other organizations.  In addition, the Sons of Italy purchases and donates food and cooks for many other organizations, such as the Par-Troy Wrestling Club and more recently the Parsippany-Troy Hills Volunteer Fire Department Spaghetti and Meatball Fundraisers.

Last holiday season, they donated twelve fully cooked turkey dinners to needed local families. They also gave other families $750.00 in Shop Rite Gift Cards. This season Sons of Italy will be doubling their donations for Thanksgiving with 24 cooked dinners and $1,500 in Shop Rite cards, because of the great successful fundraising events held by the organization.

With the hard work of the members through fund raising efforts they also gave out $2,000 in WalMart gift cards to local charities in time for the Holiday Season.

For more information on the Sons of Italy 2561, click here.