2009 Festa Italiana Photos

The 2009 Festa Italiana was a great success.  Here were some of the highlights:

Queen Contest:

2009 Festa Italiana Queen Chelsea Ceretti

2009 Festa Italiana Queen Chelsea Ceretti

Queen:  Chelsea Ceretti
1st Runner-up: Elizabeth Bevilacqua
2nd Runner-up: Christine Brewer
Best Sauce Contest:

Judges sample the Best Sauce Contest entries

Judges sample the Best Sauce Contest entries

Winners of the Best Sauce Contest

Winners of the Best Sauce Contest

Best Sauce Contest results:
Winner” Lou Ann Lemmo
Second Place: Doug Gruver
Third Place: Tony Lemmo
Pizza Eating Contest:

Pizza Eating Contest

Pizza Eating Contest

Pizza Eating Contest Winners

Pizza Eating Contest Winners

Pizza Eating Contest Results:
Winner Frank Funaro
Second Place: Joey Cardamon
Third Place: Collin Schiltz

Italian Folk Dancing:

Ragazzi (children) dancers of Gruppo Il Trattenimento Italian perform

Ragazzi (children) dancers of Gruppo Il Trattenimento Italian perform

Adult dancers of Gruppo Il Trattgenimento choose partners from the audience to dance the Tarantella Napolitana.

Adult dancers of Gruppo Il Trattgenimento choose partners from the audience to dance the Tarantella Napolitana.

Entertainment:

Aaron Caruso serenades a young audience member.

Aaron Caruso serenades a young audience member.

Gina Severino Gedler performs.

Gina Severino Gedler performs.

Other Photos:

A large crowd watches the bocce tournament.

A large crowd watches the bocce tournament.

SIA President John Marturello Tyler introduces his mother to the audience.

SIA President John Marturello Tyler introduces his mother to the audience.

Members of the SIA selling sausage and meatball sandwiches.

Members of the SIA selling sausage and meatball sandwiches.

For more photos from the 2009 Festa Italiana, click here.

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