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9/29/2014 - Hamilton’s Annual Italian Flag Raising Ceremony to Take Place on Friday, October 3rd

 

Hamilton’s Annual Italian Flag Raising Ceremony

to Take Place on Friday, October 3rd

 

Mayor Kelly Yaede is inviting residents to join her and members of the Mercer County Italian American community as they celebrate Italian-American culture with Hamilton’s annual Italian Flag Raising Ceremony.

Hamilton’s Italian Flag Raising Ceremony will take place on Friday, October 3rd beginning with a ceremony at 12 p.m. Noon in the Township Council Chambers at the Hamilton Township Municipal Building (located at 2090 Greenwood Avenue).  Immediately following the ceremony, the Italian Flag will be raised in front of the Hamilton Township Municipal Building.   

Dignitaries and special guests participating in the ceremony include Mayor Kelly Yaede, Mercer County Italian American Festival Association President - John Scarpati, former Trenton Councilman and Columbus Day Gala committee member - Gino Melone, former Pastor of St. Francis of Assisium Church in Trenton, NJ – Rev. Monsignor John Dermond, Honorary Vice Consul to Italy in Trenton Emeritus - Dr. Gilda Rorro-Baldassari, 2014 Columbus Day Gala Honoree and Mercer County Superintendent of Elections, Hon. Catherine DiCostanzo, Hamilton high students, Italian club members and Italian language faculty, as well as members of the Mercer County Italian American Festival Association Committee, local dignitaries and elected officials.

Throughout the year, the Township displays the flags of several nations at the request of local ethnic organizations to honor the many ethnic groups that make up Hamilton Township and have so greatly contributed to the community.  The Italian flag raising ceremony, at the request of the Mercer County Italian American Festival Association, continues this longstanding tradition.  

In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will still be held inside the Hamilton Township Council Chambers, while the Italian Flag will subsequently be raised once the inclement weather subsides.