On this visit President and Mrs. Leone were accompanied by their three sons, Mauro, Paolo, and Giancarlo.
As they were close in age, Susan Ford invited a few of her friends to make up a table of young people at the dinner. The group met in the Yellow Oval Room before proceeding to the State Dining Room.
President and Mrs. Ford and President and Mrs. Leone received their dinner guests in the East Room. Among those in attendance were Mr. and Mrs. Peter Abbruzzese, who had been the Fords’ neighbors when they lived in Alexandria, Virginia. President Ford had especially requested that they be invited.