2009 Festa Italiana Photos
The 2009 Festa Italiana was a great success. Here were some of the highlights:
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
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 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
Adult dancers of Gruppo Il Trattgenimento choose partners from the audience to dance the Tarantella Napolitana.
Aaron Caruso serenades a young audience member.
Gina Severino Gedler performs.
A large crowd watches the bocce tournament.
SIA President John Marturello Tyler introduces his mother to the audience.
Members of the SIA selling sausage and meatball sandwiches.
For more photos from the 2009 Festa Italiana, click here.
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