Many wonderful things take place at Italian Fest – sometimes behind the scenes. This year, the Matt Melucci Italian Studies Fund Committee at SIUE, working with the Italian American Club of Southwestern Illinois, invites you to contribute to their special cause – helping to finance Italian language student study in Italy. Your contribution to their special fundraiser enters you for special prizes and helps a student benefit greatly. $5 (3 for $10) raffle tickets purchased at the Italian American Club’s Italian Fest booth include two chances – one for the 50/50 drawing, the other a gift basket of one hundred $1 lottery tickets. Winners need not be present. For more information on the chances, raffle, or to donate, contact Kyle Moore (618) 650-5048, send to the Matt Melucci Italian Studies Fund, Box 1608, SIUE, Edwardsville, IL 62026, or call Judy Nelson at (618) 363-6400.