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C.A.S.IT. celebrates 20 years at fundraiser event

“Come, learn and play” was the main theme of C.A.S.IT.’s second annual fundraiser Casino Night, held at Spinelli’s in Lynnfield.

From left: Consul General Nicola De Santis, Maria Gioconda Motta, Senator Sal DiDomenico

From left: Consul General Nicola De Santis, Maria Gioconda Motta, Senator Sal Di Domenico

Raising funds to support Italian language and culture programs in public and private schools throughout New England, the non-profit organization also celebrated its 20th anniversary, with honored guests such as the Consul General of Italy for New England, Nicola De Santis, and State Sen. Sal DiDomenico joining C.A.S.IT. founder Maria Gioconda Motta and Vice President Alberto Mogavero for the occasion. DiDomenico also presentad an Official Citation to C.A.S.IT. in recognition of the big milestone and for its efforts in promoting Italian language and culture. Master of ceremonies for the evening was RAI journalist Stefano Salimbeni.

Also recognized and awarded during the Casino Night festivities were three outstanding and exceptional teachers: Adele Scaramuzzo (Elementary School teaching). Katia DiStefano (Middle School teaching), and Silvana Myette (High School teaching) were recognized as 2014-2015 Italian Teachers of the Year.

Next summer, C.A.S.IT. will organize its fourth annual summer camp for children who want to learn Italian. For more information, call 781-224-0532 or visit casit.org.

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