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* St Coleman’s 31st Annual Italian Festival (Pompano Beach)

Posted on January 15th, 2014 · American Fast Food Other Pompano Beach

* St Coleman’s 31st Annual Italian Festival, 1200 South Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, Florida 33062, (954) 942-3533.

Jeff Eats- LOVES the annual St Coleman’s Italian Festival…been to 9 of them and had a blast each and every year!

You know the deal…rides, games, arts & crafts, entertainment and f o o d.

This year, 2014′s- will be held (Friday-Saturday-Sunday) February 21st–1pm-11pm, February 22nd–noon-11pm, February 23–noon-8pm.

Admission is FREE. You buy tickets for rides and food. Entertainment is FREE.

Not going to bother telling you about the food offerings. Suffice it to say, in the past- Jeff Eats was like a pig in sh#t, eating more fried stuff than any rational human being should be allowed to.

You can check www.italianfest.com for info/tickets/other stuff.

Finally, 4 of my favorite South Florida cover/tribute bands are booked…you should definitely catch them in action!

2/21/14…5:00pm The Fabulons– www.fabulons.com (50s-60s Rock N Roll- Rev. 7/2/10).

2/21/14…9:30pm Anthology Beatles Party Band–www.anthologytheband.com (Beatles- Rev.10/1/08).

2/22/14…9:30pm The Long Run–www.thelongrun.info (Eagles Tribute- Rev. 12/1/08 as The Shindigs).

2/23/14…4:30pm Orange Sunshine– www.orangesunshine.bz (60s Rock- Rev. 5/18/12).

Jeff Eats’ plan…gonna be there on Friday night–2/21/14.

Got my fingers crossed for great weather that weekend!

As a side-bar…I thought you guys might like to know a-bit about the saying “crossed fingers.” Here’s what Wikipedia has to say on the matter:
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Crossed fingers
A hand gesture in which the middle finger of either hand is crossed over the top of the index finger of the same hand. Also, a written or spoken phrase associated with the gesture. There is some evidence to suggest that the origins of the gesture are founded in early Christianity, both as a plea for divine protection and as a covert signifier of Christian belief. Modern usage however is almost exclusively secular and considerably more diverse in meaning,[1][2][3] including:
A hand gesture denoting a hope for good luck.
A verbal wish for luck, as in: “I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you”.
A means of nullifying the binding nature of a promise or oath, as in: “You promised!”, “I had my fingers crossed so the promise didn’t count!”. This is predominantly a childish usage.
A means of allowing or lessening the negative connotations of a lie, as in: “You said your name was Steve, you lied, your name is Paul!”, “It doesn’t count, I had my fingers crossed!”. This is predominantly a childish usage.
To cross one’s fingers was a hand gesture commonly used to implore God for protection, as well as to wish for good luck.[4] The gesture is referred to by the common expression “keeping one’s fingers crossed” or just “fingers crossed” and has also been historically used in order to allow believers to recognize one another during times of persecution.[5]
In the time of the early Church, Christians would cross their fingers in order to invoke the power associated with the Christian cross for protection, when faced with evil.[4] Moreover, Christians, when persecuted by the Romans, used the symbol of crossed fingers, along with the Ichthys, in order to recognize one another and assemble for worship services.[6] In 16th century England, people continued to cross fingers or make the sign of the cross in order to ward off evil, as well as when people coughed or sneezed.[7]
Modern use[edit]
Modern use of the fingers crossed gesture has little bearing on its religious origins.[1][2][3]
A hand gesture denoting a hope for good luck
A physical gesture to indicate a wish for good luck.
A verbal wish for luck
As in: “I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you” to signify that the speaker is wishing good luck for the recipient. Sometimes hyperbololised, for instance: “I have crossed all of my fingers and all of my toes” to lend emphasis or to communicate additional sincerity.
A means of nullifying the binding nature of a promise or oath
A belief that crossing one’s fingers invalidates a promise being made.[8][9]
A means of allowing or lessening the negative connotations of a lie
Some people, mostly children, also use the gesture to excuse their telling of a white lie. This may have its roots in the belief that the power of the Christian cross might save one from being sent to hell for telling a lie.[10]

5 Comments to “* St Coleman’s 31st Annual Italian Festival (Pompano Beach)”

  1. Joe Fleming says...

    its one of the best fairs around.
    kind of hard to park. I usually park in the center across the street on federal. the shops there aren’t too happy with that, but that’s what I do.
    very familiar with Anthology on your band list. love those guys. one of the best beatles band around.

  2. Carlos H says...

    Jeff,
    Have been going to this fair for 20 years. It is terrific. You are right, you need great weather because almost everything is outside. They do a great jobs with the rides and of course the food. The entertainment is really non stop and most of it is really good. I saw Orange Sunshine there last year and they were terrific. I have seen the Fabulons and Anthology and other places and they are also terrific. Have never seen Long Run but from their site they sound pretty good.
    Looking forward to my 21 st year. And like you I got my fingers crossed.

  3. dannyboy says...

    love this fair.

  4. Kevin Hallman says...

    Been to St. Coleman’s 3 times. Very nice event. They do a great job on the bands and other music.

  5. Laura says...

    Never seen so many drunk people on church grounds,got in two fights, which I never gotten in one before! Parents stumbling, kids doing drugs behind the rides,again next to a church! Vendors surving food while drinking beer and wine! Waited 30 minutes minium each ride! Could not escape the adults and kids smoking! I lived in Fort Lauderdale all my life and I am not young,Never seen a more poorly managed event,again on church grounds!Pushing and shoving hustile people

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