Louisville Society of Italian Americans
The Louisville Society of Italian Americans is an organization dedicated to the appreciation and celebration of the Italian culture in America. Louisville, a city located along the front range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, grew as the result of European immigration in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s during the industrialization period. A large influx of Italian families made their way to Louisville as a result of jobs provided through coal mining. Because of the rich Italian heritage that helped the community grow, a group of interested people in 1988 focused their energy in creating a festival that honored the Italian culture and Louisville Italians. They were, Eugene Caranci, Lawrence Enrietto, Tony DeNovellis, Judy DeNovellis, and Lawrence Caranci. After the success of the first “La Festa” the group organized, in 1989, the Louisville Society of Italian Americans currently has 130 families holding membership, continues to celebrate the annual “La Festa”, and generously provides financial aid to high school seniors who will attend college. Children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren of Society members in good standing for a minimum of two years are qualified to apply for a $1000.00 scholarship toward a college education If you would like to join our club, your mother, grandmother, father or grandfather needs to be of Italian heritage. See our application link below. We are now on Face Book. Louisville Italian Club.
We are sadden to hear about the passing of member Judy DeSantis. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dean and his family. Funeral services are Friday, January 29th at Darrell Howe Mortuary at 11:00 AM, with a reception at the Tri-City Elks after the services.
We accept membership applications, year round.