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Ante up to support Italian Festival, BCC scholarships


LELAND, NC (WWAY) -- Last year our region was introduced to Italian culture at the first ever Cape Fear Italian Festival. If you missed the fun, don't worry. It's coming back.

Even though the festival isn't until September, organizers are already busy lining up vendors, sponsors and musicians for the big weekend. They want the festival to double in size, so they're getting the word out early.

You can help raise money for the festival and scholarship for Brunswick Community College this weekend by participating in a Texas Hold 'em Poker tournament at Antonio's Pizza in Leland. A $50 buy-in guarantees your spot. Last year's festival raised $3,000 for student scholarships at BCC.

If you're looking for information on being a sponsor or vendor for the festival, or you want to play in Sunday's poker tournament visit

The festival is September 25 and 26 at Cross Creek Commons in Leland.

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