Saint Rocco’s Feast in Johnston bounces back, breaks records

Aug 24, 2021 296

BY: Pete Fontaine

Team Saint Rocco’s 81st Feast and Festival is now in the books and as Co-Chairman Richard Montella offered Monday afternoon: “This was one to remember; for as long as I have records, this was our most successful event to date.” A record, Montella said with a wide smile on his face, “which was achieved despite many variables we can’t control.”

Team Saint Rocco achieved and met its goals by a group of volunteers who were willing to work to benefit the Roman Catholic parish that’s located at 927 Atwood Avenue in Johnston. For starters, Rev. Angelo N. Caruisi broke two elbows prior to the feast and there was rain on opening night last Thursday. Moreover, the heat index was over 100 degrees as well as the pandemic being on the rise again.

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