The CIAO Italian Dinner is scheduled for March 24, Palm Sunday from Noon until 6:00 PM at the Veteran's Memorial Civic And Convention Center.… on official Italian/American Day in the city of Lima. The dinner includes pasta, meatballs, Italian sausage, salad, garlic bread and coffee or tea. Cannoli dessert and soft drinks are also available at an additional cost.
Advance adult tickets are $8.00 or $8.50 at the door. Tickets for children under 12 are $5.50 in advance or $6.00 at the door. Carry out and drive-through dinners are also available. There will also be a bake sale of homemade treats available in the lobby.
This is the 26th year for the annual Pasta dinner which has made it possible to donate over $270,000 back to the community including $165,000 in college scholarships.
Tickets are available at the door or from any CIAO member or at Casa Lu Al, Lombardos, Happy Daz, Beer Barrel, Rigali's Pizza, Milano Café, Joey's Italian Deli-Subs and the LCC Administration Office. In addition, tickets will also be sold by CIAO members weekends at the Lima Mall, at the center of the mall concourse.
Proceeds will again be used for college scholarships and numerous other community needs.