John Mica, his mother was Adaline Resciniti, has generously offered to start a fund raising drive to stabilize his ancestral home in Roscigno Vecchia. The picture attached of the house is the first one behind the Palmieri house going down the street named Settembre on the right. Last year when John and his wife Pat were in the village they talked to the Mayor Pino Palmieri. He stated that all that could be done would be to stabilize and clean it up. John would like to head up the fund raising and get this project off the ground.
A letter from John Mica
If you receive this email/letter you have a family connection and roots in Roscigno Vecchia, Italy. I first visited Roscigno Vecchia in 1963 as a 20 year old student. It was very special for me as the grandson of Emilio Resciniti to walk in the abandoned village and see the house where he lived before coming to America.
Fifty five years ago only the walls and part of the roof of the family home in the old village square remained. Over the past half century the roof collapsed and the walls are straining to stand like other structures there. During the past decade a number of buildings have been stabilized allowing the historic town to continue as a “modern Pompeii” where thousands visit every year.
To help in stabilizing the crumbling walls and preserve the core of the structure I am pleased to join and help launch a fundraising effort to save the edifice of this home facing the main Square. The Roscigno Vecchia Foundation has taken on the project which is a tax deductible 501(c) 3 organization.
To encourage contributions I will match all donations up to a total of $6,000 received by September 1, 2018. That would hopefully fund the estimated $12,000 project goal. You are also invited to join me and others at this year’s Roscigno Vecchia Festival from September 8 to 15 in Roscigno, Italy.
For more festival information contact Tom Resciniti De Mont at email@example.com