Celebrating Italian American heritage: Maria Fassio Pignati named Queen Isabella for Columbus Day festivities

Oct 10, 2014 879

Most days, the Peninsula Italian American Social Club quietly goes about its business of banquets and bocce ball on the edge of downtown San Mateo, and not many outsiders are the wiser. On Saturday, Oct. 11, however, the club is stepping out and inviting the entire Peninsula to join in the annual Columbus Day Italian American Heritage Celebration.

Each year, a variety of events are held to celebrate the Peninsula's Italian American community, and a Queen Isabella is chosen to preside over the festivities. This year the honor of queen has been bestowed upon Maria Fassio Pignati.

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Source: http://www.smdailyjournal.com

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