Christopher Columbus Italian Society
"Societa" Chartered in 1890, Founded on principles of Benevolent Brotherhood and Charity, built the first Italian Hall in the State of Texas in 1928. Through the years, since its founding, the Christopher Columbus Italian Society has carried out its original purposes, and supports many projects and organizations. Yearly, the Society supports the Rudy Franco Dinner. In conjunction with HEB, funds raised become packages of Thanksgiving food ready for needy families at 6 churches The Society has extended its benevolent services to include the donation of an entire room at the Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital. The Society donates the use of its hall to charitable organizations such as Any Baby Can. Since 1973, The 100 Club has been dedicated to the support of families of Law Enforcement, Firefighters & EMT in San Antonio and Bexar County who have fallen in the line of duty. With the assistance of the Society, the 100 Club has an annual spaghetti dinner that raises funds for these families. For years, the Christopher Columbus Ladies Auxiliary have an Italian Food booth at the San Antonio Folklife Festival outside the UTSA's Institute of Texas Cultures. Pizzalles, Cannoli and Spumoni ice cream for everyone! Fiesta San Antonio is an 11 day event. The Christopher Columbus Ladies Auxiliary usually participates in the Fiesta Flambeau (night) Parade with a float. In 2012, the CCLA used the City Sight Seeing bus to promote the Little Italy San Antonio (L.I.S.A.) project and attract new members. One of the ways we preserve our culture locally is by teaching our children traditional dances. The Little Italian Dancers perform during the Columbus Celebrations in October and other local events.Our Hall is the perfect place to have your event with plenty of parking and it is centrally located downtown.