Hamilton’s Annual Italian Flag
Raising Ceremony to Take Place on Friday, October 6th
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.
Flag Raising Ceremony will take place on Friday, October 6th 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 Mayor Kelly Yaede, Council Vice
President Ralph Mastrangelo, Mercer County Italian American Festival
Association President - John Scarpati, the 2017 Columbus
Day Gala Honorees – former Robert Wood
Johnson University Hospital Hamilton CEO and former Assemblyman Anthony “Skip”
Cimino and Carmen Guagliardo, Proprietor of Italian People’s Bakery, former
Columbus Day Ball 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, members
of the Marine Corps League - Trenton Detachment #207, members of the Steinert
High School Select Girls Choir under the direction of Mr. Richard Schneider,
students from Nottingham High School’s Italian Club along with Italian
Professor Frank A. Campione, J.D. and students from Hamilton High School West.
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 outside once the inclement