Rededication of Columbus statue held in Pittston City

Oct 18, 2019 339

BY: Toni Callaio

Italians in Greater Pittston observe Columbus Day every year. Over the last 50 years, that celebration has included a special program at the Columbus statue at the corner of Kennedy Boulevard and Main Street in the city. The rededication of the statue this year marked the golden jubilee of its placement and was followed by a celebration dinner.

Main Street was shut down from the corner of William and Main streets as the Columbus Day Parade processed to the statue on Oct. 12. The Pittston Knights of Columbus led the procession as the legendary Cino Paci Band played Italian tunes on top of a float.

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