WEDNESDAY JUNE 27th THROUGH SUNDAY JULY 1st!!!
Sara Favazza, Joe Novello, Al Millefoglie
Thank you to Saint Peter’s Fiesta Committee member Al Millefoglie for sharing the dates of the Saint Peter’s Fiesta 2018!
Sunday Walkers 2017
“Sisters” Giambanco Greasy Pole Rally
Greasy Pole Sunday Walker Ali D’Angelo touches the flag during Sunday’s courtesy round.
Photos from Thursday evening after the 5k race when the light and clouds were simply exquisite. Anyone else feeling the post-Fiesta blues?
After filming the 5k and the rides, I walked over to Pavilion Beach and caught a Seine boat practicing by the Greasy Pole in the very Fitz Henry Lane-like luminous atmosphere. It’s all captured on film and am fortunate that the one evening that I could film at the carnival, the twilight could not have been prettier. Viva!
If you were wondering why there were Greasy Pole Walkers seemingly everywhere Sunday afternoon, it’s because the boat to take them to the pole was a no show. The Walkers waited out the delay at Saint Peter’s Club before heading through the fair grounds to the beach. Next stop was the Greasy Pole Walker’s shrine, then to the dock. Back at the beach some Walkers decided to swim to the pole, when at long last a kindly yachtsman picked up the Walkers and gave them a lift to the pole.
Anthony has been walking since 1975. He has missed one year in 41 years because of a shoulder injury. His number one advice to the new walkers coming up is don’t drink.
Salvo Benson was at Saint Peter’s Club cheering on the Sunday Walkers. Salvi Benson is the All Time Greasy Pole Champion, with 4 Saturday wins and 6 Sunday wins.Salvi Benson, Steve LeBlanc, Joe Staline, and Dave Foote
Salvi Benson from his 2014 walk
Lenny Taormina, your Saturday Greasy Pole Champion, with his Mom Brenda