A picture perfect day for the Saint Peter’s Fiesta mass at Saint Peter’s Square and procession through the city. Viva!
Thank you to Bruce Nicastro for kindly allowing photographs and filming from his front steps
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.
Thank you to the Saint Peter’s Fiesta Committee President Joe Novello and to all the Fiesta Committee members for making this year, and every year, a truly beautiful and unique tradition for our fair City. The committee members are as follows, and if you see them around town, please thank them:
Joseph Novello – President
Michael Linquata – Vice President
Anthony Cusumano – Treasurer
Rose Aiello – Clerk
Christopher Palazzola – Committee Member
Salvatore Ferrara – Committee Member
Ralph Puopolo – Committee Member
Carlo Barbara – Committee Member
Rose Aiello – Committee Member
Tom Favazza – Committee Member
Alphonse Millefoglie – Committee Member
Lucia Sheehan – Recording Secretary
We are so blessed to have this extraordinary team working on all our behalves. It is astounding that with all its moving parts, Fiesta comes together so beautifully each year to honor Saint Peter, the patron Saint of fishermen. Viva San Pietro!
St. Peter’s Fiesta Committee President Joe Novello and his adorable grandchildren.
Peter Cannavo loves his Mom!
Mama Rosie’s President Nick Sardo and the beautiful Fay Puopolo, Fiesta Committee Member Ralph Puopolo’s wife, Sunday Saint Peter’s Fiesta procession
Mayor Romeo Theken with sister Rose, niece Lia, and friends stop by to visit the fun and fabulous fiesta hat ladies Robyn and Amy.This year’s hats are over the top fantastic and brimming with witty surprises. Be sure to stop and say hello and have a look see Sunday.
That’s our Saturday Greasy Pole Champion Lenny Taormina in the geisha costume, third from the left. Saturday #greasegang
Saint Peter’s Fiesta Pie Eaters