Chariman’s Note

Chariman's Note
When about 300 people gathered together to eat porchetta and drink homemade wine in the courtyard of St. Agnes Hospital over fifteen years ago, it was thought to be a great one-time event. If anyone had said then that the Vendemmia Festival would grow to become an annual event with over 6,000 people attending, it would have been hard to believe. But that is exactly what happened. A year after the first Vendemmia Festival, a second and bigger event was planned, which led to another the following year. One of the best decisions our committee made was moving the festival from St. Agnes to Girard Estates Park. For several years, Vendemmia was held in this beautiful, historic park, located in the heart of the Girard Estates neighborhood in South Philadelphia.…
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