Yum! Annual Italian Feast in Verplanck Returns for 99th Year

Jul 08, 2021 362

After being cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, the longest running Italian feast in the Hudson Valley is returning to Verplanck next week for five days of fun and food. The 99th Annual Our Lady of Mount Carmel Italian Feast will take place from Wednesday, July 14 through Sunday, July 18 on Eighth Street and Highland Avenue where the smell of sausage and peppers, Zeppoles and other Italian delicacies will draw thousands of visitors in.

“The annual festival of the Our lady of Mount Carmel is a tradition that goes back many hundreds of years in Southern Italy and was brought to Verplanck by the immigrants who arrived here between 1890 and 1920 to work in the brickyards and stone quarry,” said Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society Vice President Mike Letteri. “Those men created this society to assist families in time of need and now, we find the society itself is in need.” 

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SOURCE: https://www.theexaminernews.com/

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