Italian Flag Raising Ceremony
to Take Place on
Friday, October 2nd
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 2nd beginning with a
ceremony at 12 p.m. Noon outside of the Hamilton Township Municipal
Building (located at 2090 Greenwood Avenue).
Dignitaries and special guests
participating in the ceremony will include Lieutenant
Governor Kim Guadagno, Mayor Kelly Yaede, Mercer County Italian American
Festival Association President - John Scarpati, the 2015 Columbus Day Gala Honorees - Former Trenton City
Councilman Gino Melone and Richard Tonti, Proprietor of Pete’s Steakhouse and
Tavern, Columbus Day Gala Chairman - Frank D. Bruno, Pastor Emeritus of St.
Michael Church in Trenton, NJ and St. George Church, Titusville - Rev.
Monsignor James J. Innocenzi, Honorary Vice Consul to Italy in Trenton
Emeritus - Dr. Gilda Rorro-Baldassari, the Marine Corps League - Trenton
Detachment #207, as well as members of the Nottingham High School and Hamilton
High School West Italian Clubs, the Chair of Nottingham High School’s Italian
Language Department - Professore Frank A. Campione, J.D., and the Chair of
Hamilton High School West’s World Languages Department - Signora Alberta
Baril. 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