Visiting Italians welcomed to sister city of Monongahela

Aug 23, 2014 748

By Chris Buckley

Chess Park in Monongahela has been the site of countless weddings over the decades. On Friday, more than 200 Italians and Italian Americans celebrated the marriage of two sister cities – Monongahela and Ono San Pietro – at the picturesque park.

The event was 30 years in the making - the result of a true romance, fitting for an event where love of community and heritage was abundant. "Today, this dream comes true with the first sister city celebration of Monongahela and Ono San Pietro," said organizer Connie Russell.

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