St. Alphonus/St. Patrick School will host a new Italian-themed fundraiser Saturday in downtown Lemont.
Live entertainment will be provided by Frank Sinatra crooners "Afterglow" at 7 p.m. and Bon Jovi cover band "Slippery When Wet" at 9 p.m.
The event will kick off with the "Godmother Throwdown Cooking Competition," a feast of Italian favorites prepared by more than 20 local family chefs.
The competition will be divided into four categories: "Nonna's Mangia Main Dish," "Godmother Meatball Throwdown," "Grazie Grazie Sunday Gravy" and "Holy Canoli Cousins' Desserts."
Entries will be judged by a panel of dignitaries from local parishes and the Lemont community, as well as Chef Ralph from La Dolce Vita in Lemont.
Tickets for the Festa Italiana cost $10 each, and are only available to individuals 21 and older.
The cooking competition is open to pre-sold ticket holders only. Tickets for the concerts and food booths will be available at the gate beginning at 6 p.m.
All proceeds will benefit programs at St. Al's/St. Pat's.
For more information, contact Lisa Simone Porter at 630-235-3466, or visit www.stals-stpats.org.
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