Community comes out for Italian-American Festival

Sep 17, 2019 188

BY: Shanee Frazier Eweka

The Orange Italian American Organization, city of Orange and Mayor Dwayne Warren came together to celebrate community and culture at the 19th annual Italian-American Festival on Lincoln Avenue and Mechanic Street on Saturday, Sept. 7, and Sunday, Sept. 8. Attendees were out in full force to enjoy the beautiful weather and the variety of wares being sold, including everything from deep-fried Oreos to homemade treats from local favorite Just Like Nonna’s.

Entertainment included Biago and Jersey Sounds, as well as an awards ceremony honoring longtime resident Donato Marucci and “Business Owners of the Year” owners Gianni and Maria Siniscalchi, of Gianni Hair and Skin Salon in West Caldwell, who are former Orange residents.

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