Italian-American Association recognizes Columbus Day in Pittston Oct. 9

Staff reports | October 11th, 2016 12:30 pm

PITTSTON — The Italian-American Association of Luzerne County held a wreath-laying ceremony at the Christopher Columbus statue following Mass at St. Joseph Marello Parish on Sunday, Oct. 9.

The group also held a raising of the Italian flag at the Luzerne County Courthouse on Friday, Oct. 7 and its annual Columbus Day banquet at Genetti’s in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Oct. 9.

Pittston City Councilman Michael Lombardo speaks during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Christopher Columbus statue in Pittston on Oct. 9.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_columbus01-1.jpgPittston City Councilman Michael Lombardo speaks during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Christopher Columbus statue in Pittston on Oct. 9. Pete G. Wilcox | Sunday Dispatch
Glenn Smith of the Italian-American Association holds the Italian flag during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Christopher Columbus statue in Pittston on Oct. 9.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_columbus02-1.jpgGlenn Smith of the Italian-American Association holds the Italian flag during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Christopher Columbus statue in Pittston on Oct. 9. Pete G. Wilcox | Sunday Dispatch
Members of the Italian-American Association Albert Capozucca, left, and Raymond Capozucca set a wreath near the Christopher Columbus statue in Pittston on Oct. 9.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_columbus03.jpgMembers of the Italian-American Association Albert Capozucca, left, and Raymond Capozucca set a wreath near the Christopher Columbus statue in Pittston on Oct. 9. Pete G. Wilcox | Sunday Dispatch

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