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Member of Fontanini figurine family to visit Shrine Gift Shop

The gift shop at National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows will welcome Emanuele Fontanini on Sunday, Nov. 26, from 3 to 6 p.m.

nationalshrineofourladyofsnows1Fontanini is one of the fourth-generation of family members now leading the celebrated House of Fontanini in Bagni di Lucca, Italy, where nativity figurines have been made for more than a century

The Shrine Gift Shop is one of only 20 select retailers nationwide where members of the Fontanini family will appear in 2017.

Collectors can have pieces that they purchase autographed, along with two pieces from their own personal collection.

For more information, call the Shrine Gift Shop, (618) 394-6230 or visit


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