Austin, TX– (Today) Representative Tan Parker announced two events that will be held across Texas to celebrate Italian Heritage Day, which is the anniversary of when Italy voted in a referendum to abolish the monarchy and to become a republic.On Friday, June 1, the Italian Club of Dallas will celebrate the distinction at their clubhouse (located at 14865 Inwood Road) with a 6:30pm dinner to be attended by the Italians Living Abroad Committee President Vincenzo Arcobelli. On June 4th, Texans of Italian descent will be gathering to celebrate their heritage. Each event will also hold a moment of solidarity for the victims of a recent tragic earthquake.
During the 82nd Legislative Session, Parker passed HCR 144 to designate June 2nd as Italian Heritage Day in order to recognize the strong influence Italians have had on Texas’ rich history and to strengthen the friendship between Italy and the Lone Star State.
“It is important to recognize the contributions Italian immigrants have made in building Texas communities and the economic, political, social, and cultural achievements of Italian Americans throughout the state. I am proud to celebrate this day as we reflect and honor the legacy of hundreds of thousands of Texans,” Parker stated.
Anyone interested in learning more about Italian Heritage Day or the celebrations planned are encouraged to contact the Italian Club of Dallas at 972.931.9167.
Initially elected on November 7th of 2006, Representative Parker represents both rural and urban parts of Denton County which encompasses the cities of Flower Mound, Highland Village, Pilot Point, Argyle, Aubrey, Krugerville, Sanger, Cross Roads, Krum, Ponder, Justin, Northlake, Copper Canyon, Double Oak, Bartonville, Trophy Club, Roanoke and portions of Lewisville and Southlake.
Serving in his third term in the Texas Legislature, Representative Parker is focusing his efforts on economic development, job creation, further property tax relief, appraisal reform, strengthening border security and immigration policy, promoting fiscally responsible government spending and protecting family values. Parker is the current Vice Chairman of the Rules and Resolutions Committee. He also serves on the Corrections Committee and the Urban Affairs Committee.