Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Sunday, March 23, 1997

Sister Cities reception

She's not heavy, she's my sister from Italy.

A reception on March 10 celebrated an upcoming Sister Cities agreement between the city of Little Rock and the community of Ragusa, Italy, which will be signed in May.

Held at the Main Library in downtown Little Rock, the event followed a concert presented by Salvatore Moltisanti and his sister, Donatella, of Ragusa. The program included a duet by pianist from Thailand and Singapore and solos by a mezzo-soprano from Ireland, a bass singer from the Ukraine and a pianist from Italy.

Salvatore Moltisanti is president of the Foundation that awards prizes in voice, piano and composition in Ragusa. His sister is the director of the voice competition. Among the guest enjoying the Italian fare were Little Rock Mayor Jim Daily and North Little Rock Mayor Patrick Henry Hays and Sister Cities and library commissioners.

Bouquets of red and white carnations with white gladioli and spring flowers decorated the room outlined with books. A sheet cake commemorated the event with the names of the cities.