We are very excited to announce that we are going to have the Columbus Day Festa again this year. There is no concern for weather conditions, as the Festa will be held on October 16 inside the air-conditioned Atrium of the Belle of Baton Rouge.
A limited number of Italian American Maid positions are available to daughters, grand -daughters, and friends of A.I.A. Members, Italian American Marchers, and Grandsons of Italy.
Maids will be escorted and presented on stage by their fathers, grandfathers, brothers, etc. during the Festa. Escorts can present more than one maid.
Economic strife and social upheaval in Italy and Sicily in the late 1800s drove millions of Italians to immigrate to the United States.