Before Coronavirus’ True Horror Hit, These Houstonians Already Were Supporting Their Homeland
Only weeks before COVID-19 was horridly racing across Italy, a clutch of Italophiles hosted a gloriously upbeat fundraiser for Houston’s Italian Cultural & Community Center (ICCC) — the inaugural Roman Holiday Fashion Show & Luncheon.
Who better to carry the banner for the center than Roz Bilao Pactor, a third-generation Italian-American boasting all four grandparents born in Italy, and Terrie Hogan Turner, owner of Villa Ercolano in the Umbrian region of Italy. Their desire in creating and chairing the event was to salute all things Italian.
Upon arrival at the Junior League of Houston, guests were serenaded by Romolo Bianco, who regularly entertains guests at Amalfi Ristorante while they dine on what mega-developer and native Italian Giorgio Borlenghi considers the finest Italian fare in the city.