Hamilton’s Annual Italian Flag Raising Ceremony to Take Place on Tuesday, October 2nd
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.
Italian Flag Raising Ceremony will take
place on Tuesday, October 2nd beginning
with a ceremony at 12 p.m. Noon outside
of the Hamilton Township Municipal
Building (located at 2090 Greenwood Avenue).
and special guests participating in the ceremony will include Mayor Kelly
Yaede, Mercer County Italian American Festival Association President - John
Scarpati, 2018 Columbus
Day Gala Honoree/Former President of the Italian American Sportsman Club – Bartholomew
“Bart” DiNola, Deacon Jeffery Pierfy of Our Lady of Sorrows - Saint Anthony
Parish, the Marine Corps League - Trenton Detachment #207, and members of the
Steinert High School Choir under the direction of Mr. Richard Schneider. In attendance will be Steinert High School
Italian Class Students and Italian Teacher/Club Moderator Joanne Ryan,
Nottingham High School Italian Club Students and Italian Department Chair Professor
Frank A. Campione, along with other members of the community. A special
surprise presentation will also take place during the ceremony.
the year, the Township displays the flags of several nations at the request of
local ethnic organizations to honor our many ethnic groups that make up
Hamilton Township and have so greatly contributed to our community. The Italian flag raising ceremony, at the
request of the Mercer County Italian American Festival Association, continues
this longstanding tradition.
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 outside
once the inclement weather subsides.