Raising of the Italian flag on Courthouse Square

The annual Italian Flag Raising commemorating the arrival of the Christopher Columbus Expedition on the shores of the western hemisphere and October being Italian American Heritage and Culture Month was conducted on Oct. 1st at Lackawanna County Courthouse Square. 

Representatives of Several Italian American Organizations were present for this gathering and given the opportunity to present. 

Attendees and Local Italian American Organization representatives were, from left: Mary Rinaldi, Frank Coviello, Victor Alfieri Society; Mary Ann Coviello, Sylvia Tagert, Mary Lou Karliak, Alfredo Pisa, president, San Cataldo Club, Dunmore; Annie Longo, Carlo Pisa, Saint Rocco’s Parish; James Sagona, Scranton Chapter UNICO president; Stephanie Longo, 0f the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations (COPOMIAO) and Italian American Podcast; David Phaneuf, Dr. Vincent Ross, Columbus Day Association of Lackawanna County “Man of the Year 2022”; Bob Tagert, Louise Ligi, Keystone Chapter UNICO president; Tom Carlucci, Terri Pettinato, District Governor of PA II UNICO National; Valerie Riggi, Glenn Pettinato, past president UNICO National, representing Carbondale Chapter UNICO; Cathy Gerard, Melanie Naro, Executive Director UNICO National; Mark McDade, event organizer and representing Italian American One Voice Coalition (IAOVC); Michele McDade, Charlie Spano, past Scranton Chapter president, and Ann Summa.

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