Scenes from the 2020 Columbus Day Celebration in Scotch Plains

Oct 11, 2020 511

BY: John Mooney

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Chapter of UNICO and the Italian American Club hosted its socially distanced Columbus Day celebration on Saturday morning at the Alan M. Augustine Village Green in Park Ave. in downtown Scotch Plains. 

This year's focus centered on the Italian Heritage of Scotch Plains, where hundreds of people from the small town of Montazzoli, Italy, left for America to start a better life. Three of the town's elders Tom Donatelli, Marie DiFrancesco Leppert, and Romano Del Roio, the only speaker who was born in Italy, shared brief histories of their respective families in Scotch Plains.

Read more


You may be interested