Italian American Association of Luzerne County announces Columbus Day Weekend events Oct. 7 and 9

For Sunday Dispatch | September 20th, 2016 12:58 pm

WILKES-BARRE — The Italian American Association of Luzerne County will hold a series of events over Columbus Day weekend.

The raising of the Italian flag will take place at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7 at the Luzerne County Courthouse, 200 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre.

On Sunday, Oct. 9 there will be Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William St., Pittston. Participants will then proceed by car to the Columbus Statue on Main Street for a wreath laying ceremony.

Later that evening will be a banquet at Genetti’s Hotel, 77 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre. There will be a cheese and fruit table from 5 to 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Music will be provided by Danny Argo & Friends until 10 p.m.

Cost to attend the banquet is $30 per person and reservations can be made by calling Louise Castellani at 570-654-6454 or Judy Deice at 570-654-7600.

Deadline for reservations is Monday, Oct. 3.

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Information provided by the Italian American Association of Luzerne County