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Alpini group

Alpini group

The Alpini group in Chingolo d’Isola was born in 1955 during a festival in which the Alpines Paganelli Angelo and Angioletti Luigi were taking part ( they had a leave from their military service). After the parade the two alpines were received by Earl Guido Roncalli and invited to a reception where they met a captain, alpine too, named Facchinetti Giacomo (at that time municipal secretary), who spurred them on to found an Alpine group in our town.

The first group chief was Facchinetti Giacomo himself, born 1896, who kept his charge till 1960 attracting many new alpine returning from the wars 15/18 and 40/45.

The other group chiefs have been (in chronological order): Bonasio Italo from 1960 to 1970, Cavagno Giacomo from 1971 to 1981, Paganelli Angelo from 1981 to 1991, Bonalumi Fabrizio from 1992 to 1999, Perico Maurizio from 1999 to 2000 and Esposito Alessandro from 2000 till now.

The group took part and is still taking part in several manifestations and interventions; remember the intervention to support the earthquake victims in Friuli, the flood victims in Alessandria and many other interventions, such as the cleaning of streams and various social activities in favour of our community.
It is worth mentioning a milestone of the Alpini group: Mr. Perico Giuseppe who gave a considerable contribution to this association.
The pennant which is being used now was consecrated 1960 on occasion of the first Alpine feast in Chignolo d’Isola. Other feasts took place which were very important moment of meeting and union for Chignolo: among others, the feast in 1965, in 1999, 2000 and 2002.

In 2005 the 50th anniversary of the Alpini Group will be celebrated.