Festa Italiana returns for its 42nd season, hopes to help students thrive through annual fundraiser

Aug 07, 2021 288

BY: Cassandra Bretl

This weekend you can indulge in homemade Italian cookies, sausage and the oh-so-famous sfingy donuts. If you're familiar with these delicious eats you might be familiar with Festa Italiana. Families have made their way to the fields behind Boylan Catholic High School's football stadium for four decades to celebrate Italian culture in the 815.

Festa Italiana may be around for just one weekend but it takes a whole year to plan. The mission behind this staple event makes all the hard work worth it. For board member Joy Parlapiano, tradition and family are the heart and soul of Festa Italiana. She is just one of hundreds of volunteers who sets up, tears down and serves at the festival.

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