Le Belle Arti members celebrated their last get-together for the year on Friday with Carols by Candlelight.
The group host four parties a year including an early year carnival, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.
Member Attilio Borzillo said he hoped to pass on the tradition to ‘‘our children and grandchildren’’.
‘‘Also today we focus to the seniors who have nowhere to go so we can give them a good night here; some have lost their loved ones and they feel a bit lonely but they come here so they can meet with friends and feel a lot better,’’ Mr Borzillo said.
More than 100 members attended the dinner at the Tatura Italian Social Club to enjoy carols performed by Rik Burn. Mr Borzillo said the dinner was a chance for people of all nationalities to catch-up.
‘‘People come from Melbourne, Wangaratta, Kyabram, Shepparton, Tallygaroopna and Tatura to be with us and not just Italians, Philippines, Turkish, Albanian and Australian,’’ he said.
‘‘All these people who come here are ready for the Italian food because we give good Italian,’’ he said.