Carnival puppet helps mark Italian society's 100 years

Oct 10, 2016 473

By Sonja Reis

Dressed in green, white and red — the colors of the Italian flag — the 10-foot-tall carnival puppet known as "Miss. V.B." watched over the hundreds who flocked to Stowe recently to celebrate the anniversary of a society formed by Italian immigrants there in 1916.

Known by a number of nicknames, including "Baby Doll," "Honey," "La poupée (the doll)" or even "Big Dummy," the dancing mascot of the Villetta Barrea Society is known far beyond the membership of the private social club named after a town in Italy.

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