FESTIVAL PHOTOS If you have photos you would like to add to the slideshow below, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you! Past Festivals 80th Anniversary Festival The Sant’ Ippolito statue outside of the church waiting for the Procession to begin.Sant’ Ippolito religious candles were available for purchase. Many attendees purchased the candles to light during the Procession and to have at their homes or for friends and family.Attendees gather inside Sts. Cornelius & Cyprian Catholic Church waiting for the Mass to begin.Guinevere Christian was lead vocals and played the piano, while John-Paul Cherniawski played the violin. They both did a wonderful job as the musicians for Mass. Guinevere was instrumental in the planning for Mass inside the church. We appreciate her reverence and willingness to plan the Mass.Father Enzo Addari and Father Mark Inglot lead the Procession after Mass.It is tradition for attendees, often grandfathers, fathers, and grandsons, to carry the statue during the Procession.Musicians lead our attendees in the traditional “Procession Song” each year! Thank you to our musicians!Attendees follow reverently in the Procession with their candles lit while singing the Procession song.It is tradition for the younger generation to carry the religious banner during the Procession. Each year children are excited to be a part of the tradition!Family members participating in the tradition of pinning money on the Sant’ Ippolito statue. Once the Mass and Procession are completed, families gather together for a family style home cooked meal. Many families gather together days before at home to make sure their family recipes are perfected for such a special day!Attendees wearing their Sant’ Ippolito shirts at the festival. Thank you to Teresa Fata for designing our 80th Anniversary t-shirts! It was wonderful seeing everyone wearing them at the festival!We welcomed a crowd favorite this year, Iorio’s Gelato!Norma Coscarelli and Dina Spadafore Territo working the Bake Sale tent! We host the Bake Sale every 5 years a special treat for our attendees. Norma and Dina along with their families were kind enough to bake and donate traditional Italian baked goods! Roma Bakery in Lansing also donated their delicious baked goods. We appreciate their labor of love and for accepting donations on behalf of our Society.Some of our attendees posed in our photo booth with Sant’ Ippolito President, Tom LaMacchia. A few of the teams participating in the bocce ball tournamentOne of the winners of the blueberry pie eating contest! We host the blueberry pie eating contest every 5 years as a nod to past festivals!Carnival Games: Children participating in the carnival games. which include the lollipop game and duck pond among others!The Field Games are a crowd favorite! We have the same games each year, which is nostalgic for many attendees from when they were young. Thank you to Anna Fata and Judie Mirabelli and their families for running the Field Games this year!Field Games: Children participating in the bunny hop raceField Games: Children participating in the egg race gameField Games: Children participating in the water balloon toss gameField Games: Children participating in the water balloon toss gameField Games age group 18+ participating in the water balloon tossThank you to all of our volunteers that helped with the execution of the festival! We appreciate you taking time of our your day to help make sure the festival runs smoothly! Thank you to our donors for helping us make each year possible!