The 12-14 year old Sunday School class held a celebration-of-their-heritage party Friday night, April 25 at the home of Ron and Vanda Lawson. The class is celebrating their heritage by having ancestry-themed parties. This first such get-together was an Italian night with food prepared by David Biasi, one of the teachers and who served as a young missionary in Italy where “the people share their loe and culture through their food.” Brother Biasi prepared a variety of dishes including tortellini with rich alfredo sauce, cantelope wrapped in prosciutto, mortadella, toast with mostarda, steamed carrots in rich cream sauce, spaghetti and for dessert, torta margherita (Queen Margaret’s Cake). The Aaron and Rebecca Larson family also contributed lasagna, made from an old family recipe, handed down for generations. According to Brother Biasi, the purpose of the evening, which ended with a rousing playing of “Do You Love Your Neighbor,” was “to engage the kids."
Class members and teachers hope to meet every couple of months as a way to fellowship classmates and sample the foods of their ancestors. The next celebration will feature foods from the United Kingdom.