The Cowra Italy Friendship Association (CIFA) will be holding a fundraising event on September 1 to assist in the cost of preserving paintings left in Cowra and district by Italians as part of our town's history in the 1940s.
The Cowra Regional Art Gallery has three Eliseo Pieraccini (from Viareggio) paintings which are in need of restoration and the association will be holding the fund-raising event, an authentic modern Italian dinner, to assist in the cost of having this important preservation work done as soon as possible.
Several other paintings have also been restored when funds have become available.
Julie Smith, the chef at the Cowra Golf Club is looking forward to preparing this unique menu which is certain to please the guests attending.
The raffle for the lovely sculpture of the Roman Lady (La Donna Romana) will be drawn on the evening with four wine prizes to follow.
The small CIFA committee is working towards providing a great Italian cultural experience for all guests supporting this special fund raising venture.
Tickets at $35 per person are available at Browse Awhile and for catering purposes it would be appreciated if those wishing to attend secure their tickets by ringing Tony at 6342 4099.
The CIFA was founded in 1994 on the 50th Anniversary of the Cowra Breakout by the Japanese prisoners from the Cowra POW Camp in 1944.
The goals of the Association are primarily to honour the memories of the Italian Prisoners of War who worked and shared their many talents whilst prisoners at the Cowra Camp.