Benld Italian fest returning after two-year absence

May 11, 2022 193

BY: Dylan Suttles

After a two-year absence, the Italian Club of Benld is inviting everyone back to Benld City Park for the 68th Annual Italian-American Days Festival on May 27-29. Club President Jerry Saracco said that, while he is happy the festival is returning, the non-profit organization is proceeding with caution, such as shortening its run.

"We're not really sure what to expect," Saracco said "With the economy, dealing with inflation, and people just starting to get out again; we hope we will be able to draw a crowd once again." In April the club announced the return of the festival on Facebook. According to Saracco, the response has been "outstanding."

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