Honorees recognized ahead of Italian Heritage Festival weekend in Harrison County, WV

Aug 30, 2019 127

BY: JoAnn Snoderly

With the 41st annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival set to begin Friday morning, board members spent Thursday evening honoring individuals who have made an impact in their communities. The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival’s annual Honorees Banquet was held at Bridgeport Conference Center to recognize the Italian American Man and Woman of the Year, the Honorary Italian Man and Woman of the Year, the Mother and Father of the Year, the Excellence in Education award winner and the parade grand marshal.

The banquet allows the festival’s board of directors to honor people who give back to their community, state and heritage, according to board member Mary L. “Weege” Vargo.

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SOURCE: https://www.wvnews.com

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