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Object Name Glass, Champagne
Date 2009
Description Champagne flute. The bowl of the flute is clear. The stem and base are purple. Printed inscription in purple on the bowl: "Gianna's 1st / Holy Communion / May 9, 2009," accompanied by an illustration of praying hands, also in purple.
Acquisition Gift of Eleanora Galizia
Ownership and History This is part of a group of items associated with the First Holy Communion of Gianna Marie Galizia of Staten Island, presented to the Staten Island Historical Society by Gianna's grandmother. Gianna was born in 2001 at St. Vincent's Hospital, Staten Island. Her First Holy Communion took place at the Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Child in Eltingville, Staten Island on May 9, 2009. A celebration was held that same day at the Excelsior Grand on Hylan Boulevard.

The children drank ginger ale during the champagne toast.

Earliest Date 2009
Latest Date 2009
Subjects Celebrations
Drinking vessels
Lexicon Sub-category Food Service T&E
Associated People Galizia, Gianna Marie
Catalog Number 10.003.0004
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2014.
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