UTICA N.Y.- St. Mary of Mount Carmel Social Committee and the Italian Heritage Club of the Mohawk Valley held their annual Italian Christmas Gathering Friday night.
The event was held at the Delta Hotel in downtown Utica.
There was a basket raffle drawing, and those baskets were donated by individuals and local businesses.
There was also a dinner and music to brighten up the festivities.
The Co-Chairs of the event Lori Siniscarco and Joann Campbell, say this is a great partnership and they look forward to the future.
"We've been (actually the social committee has) doing it for about 25 years. But we partnered with them for the last two years and we've had a great time doing it.” said Siniscarco.
"We held it last year here after they opened. They changed ownership and it was a good experience. And people said we need to do it again. So, we listened to everyone who was here and we're at the Delta again." said Campbell.
Proceeds from the basket raffle benefit the Central New York Veterans Outreach. This is the second year the event as held at The Delta Hotel.