The Cultural Italian-American Organization, of Auburn, will host its annual Christopher Columbus Testimonial Dinner Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Holiday Inn, 75 North St., Auburn. Cocktails will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by an Italian dinner at 6:30 p.m. and homemade limoncello and Italian dessert. This year's dinner will honor retiring state Sen. Michael Nozzolio.
The event will be hosted by WSYR anchor Dan Cummings, and presentations will be made to Nozzolio. Tickets should be purchased by Oct. 11; they can be purchased at Tesoro's Apparel, Sam's Shoe Service, Silbert Optical, The Flower Shop and Paul's Barber Shop, all in Auburn. Tickets are also available from CIAO board members, and reservations of 10 per table can be made by contacting Marie or Dick Paulino at (315) 255-1312. A program book will also contain congratulatory messages for Nozzolio; ads are available for purchase, with a deadline of Oct. 8. For more information, visit cayugacountyciao.org.