"The 38th annual Feast of St. Rocco, put on by St. Mary's Parish, is in full swing, with thousands expected to partake of the carnival rides, games and food.
Peter Brunelli, one of the organizers of the yearly celebration of the saint venerated as a protector against sickness, said attendance was decent as of midday Saturday, but he expected it to improve as the weekend continues. The festival opened Thursday and will continue through Sunday.
"I think the rain showers (Friday) night had been holding people back a bit," he said. "We just had an outside Mass, which was filled with 300 people."Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
|early Thursday morning before the Feast opened, it was empty and quiet|
|When open Thursday evening, there was a line at the Italian parties provided by the DeBaggis family|
The schedule of events for Sunday:
|Sunday is a 'bracelet day', ride from noon to 4:00 pm for $25|
The entertainment schedule
|music at the bandstand from noon to 9:00 PM when the 38th Feast of St Rocco's closes|