A big thank-you to the actives and alumni of Fairmont State University’s Theta-Delta Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon for all their hard work on behalf of the 2009 Feast of the Seven Fishes Festival. Topping the list of thank-you’s: Porter Stiles, chapter adviser (and my pledge brother when I went active in the chapter a long time ago). Also on hand was legendary chapter adviser Frank Pulice, Jr. – who also happens to be the godson of my late great-grandmother, Isabella Oliverio – a prime inspiration for not only my book but my love of our traditional Christmas Eve dinner. It was Frank who, back in our college days, pushed us to practice public service in the community, and Porter is carrying on that tradition with the current actives. The boys worked hard helping us setting up the street and then acted as servers during the Festival Cucina cooking demonstrations. And then there’s the alumni – many of them volunteer or man booths (including Vince Libonati and Eve of Seven Fishes’ author Robert Germano who both cook at the Cucina)and there’s a large number who show up in support of the event – and can be counted on to boost sales of food and drink. On behalf of everyone involved with the festival I want to say thanks again to the TKEs of Theta-Delta Chapter.