Greater Rockford Italian American Association holds awards banquet

Nov 08, 2019 202

The Greater Rockford Italian American Association recently honored Frank Perrecone and Frank Fiorello at its annual Hall of Fame and Special Recognition Awards Banquet held at the Venetian Club. Perrecone, the principal at Ferolie & Perrecone law firm, was inducted into GRIAA’s Hall of Fame. Perrecone is a former chairperson of GRIAA and a long-time volunteer at its events, including Festa Italiana.

Fiorello of Las Vegas, Nevada, was honored with the Special Recognition Award for Art. He established the Pumpkin Patch in Caledonia, the main setting for the 10 children’s books he has written and illustrated. He also is the former newsroom artist and illustrator at the Rockford Register Star.

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