At 83, Dot Randall is the oldest volunteer at the New Italy Museum Complex. She is looking forward to this year's Carnevale Italiano.
At 83, Dot Randall is the oldest volunteer at the New Italy Museum Complex. She is looking forward to this year's Carnevale Italiano.

It’s all about the delicious food at New Italy’s Carnevale

PIZZA, pasta and Italian wine - yes, it's almost time for the New Italy Museum Complex's annual Carnevale Italiano.

This popular event will be held on Sunday, April 10, from 9.30am.

One of the dedicated volunteers getting preparing for the Carnevale is Dot Randall who, at 83, is the complex's oldest volunteers.

She's had a long association with the museum and has plenty of local knowledge, great ideas and "cheerful dedication".

Dot, a former school teacher at Woodburn, volunteers her time at the museum and pavilion every Monday.

Come along and celebrate Carnevale Italiano with Dot and the local community.

This is the complex's major fundraiser of the year. Cost is $8 per person, but children under 14 are free.

Originally celebrated to mark Anniversary Day of the 50 families who settled in New Italy in 1881, Carnevale Italiano has grown into a showcase of the best that Australian/Italians have to offer.

Highlights of the day will include performances by Val Wills on the accordian, soprano Simone Nicole, guitarist Art Phillips and keyboard and cabaret performer Robert Severini.

The Lower Clarence Community Choir will sing at Mass at 10am with Father Slack and afterwards on the main stage.

There will be salami wheels, raffles, Italian wine and delicious Italian food.

Take a pavilion tour, check your family history in the genealogy section, or learn the history of New Italy and its descendants.

The tradition of planting a tree in the Park of Peace, which begun in 1936 by Giacomo Piccoli, will continue this year.



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