Ex Pella S. Luciae V.M.
The History of the Santa Lucia Festival and Omaha's Little Italy


Thank you to all who have donated to this project. Below you will find the individuals, families, organizations and businesses that are helping this documentary become a reality. We truly appreciate all of your support.


Rotella’s Italian Bakery


Joan (Calandra) Swan & Family


Jane Carnazzo

Don & Linda DiGiacomo & Family

Lucy, Carl & Joe Falcone

Dan Randone & Entire Randone Family

Zito Family

Sam & Connie Marchese

Joan Milone

Delores & Joseph Semen

Sammy D Maddalena Family

Mandolfo Family

The Calandra Family

$500 – $999

Omaha Steaks

American Italian Heritage Society

John & Maria Galligan

$100 – $499

Richard & Laura Baltaro

Cornhusker Driving School

Mauro Fiore

Fed Giudici

Kathleen Pecoraro-Kalal

Bob & Sandy (Marchese) Linden

Sam & Jodi Mandolfo

Rev. Anthony M. Milone

Santa Lucia Festival Committee

Sons of Italy

Bernie Venditte

Charlie Venditte

James Rose

John Stella

Scott Burdette

Cynthia Dorsey

St Frances Cabrini Church

Fr Jim Clifton

Terry Bolamperti

Mike & Roselyn Procopio Fisk

Evelyn Campbell

$0 – $99

Jim Scholz

Tim Rosenthal

Carolina Apicella

Pat Vendetti

Lucille Favara Gibilisco

Charles & Angela Venditte

Business or Individual donations of Talent, Services, Food or Merchandise

Pat Venditte

Sam Maddalena

Invisible Apron by Mary Anne Vaccaro

Material Girl

Creative Hair Design & Spa


Roselyn (Roz) Procopio Fisk www.wellnessesthetics.com

La Charlotte * Caniglia Pastries

Daniel Johnson Photography

St Frances Cabrini Parish

American Italian Heritage Society

Santa Lucia Festival Committee

Sons of Italy

Caniglia’s Sweet Sicilian Salad Dressing

Cangilia’s Venice Inn

Italian Gardens

Joe Banana’s

Mangia Italiana

Orsi’s Bakery

Piccolo Pete’s

Rotella’s Italian Bakery

Tony Manganaro

Kathryn Bisanti

Mark Morello