Western New York Italians share a love of heritage with music, mementoes

Jul 24, 2013 804

By Debbie Truong

Mickey Andreozzi looks at a map of Italy on Saturday during the Lackawanna Italian Heritage Celebration. For 30 years, Delia Iannarelli has collected mementos of her Italian heritage, amassing a diverse collection that includes dated Italian currency, a wooden string pasta maker and a ceramic decorative vase traditionally known as a capo di monto.

Iannarelli's collection was one of several on display Saturday as part of the Lackawanna Italian Heritage Celebration at the Lake Erie Italian Club, 3200 South Park Ave. "We're doing this to keep our Italian culture going," said Iannarelli, a tarantella dancer with the Lake Erie Italian Dancers.

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