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10th annual Italian Heritage Month in Cleveland

10th annual Italian Heritage Month
Cleveland City Hall
October 5, 2015

Cleveland City Councilman Matt Zone welcomed the crowd to the 10th annual Italian Heritage Month celebration in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall. He spoke about the history of the event that he started with Cleveland Mayor and Italian-American Frank G. Jackson.

Cleveland City Councilman Matt Zone

Cleveland City Councilman Matt Zone

Father James Mayer, Pastor of St Rocco Church in Cleveland, led the opening prayer.

Father James Mayer, Pastor of St Rocco Church in Cleveland

Father James Mayer, Pastor of St Rocco Church

Teenager Giovanni Castiglione sang the Italian National Anthem.

Giovanni Castiglione

Giovanni Castiglione



Giovanni Castiglione

Opera singer Andrea Anelli sang the United States National Anthem.

Andrea Anelli

Andrea Anelli



Andrea Anelli

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson was called out of town and could not attend the 10th annual Italian Heritage event in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall but he did record a brief video of welcome for the attendees and spoke about the Italian American community in Cleveland.

Cleveland Police Department Deputy Chief Ed Tomba spoke at the 10th annual Italian Heritage Month celebration in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall. Chief Tomba is a past recipient of an Italian Heritage honor.

Deputy Chief Ed Tomba

Deputy Chief Ed Tomba

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Rose Zitiello served as Chair of the event.

Rose Zitiello

Rose Zitiello


She thanked the sponsors and then introduced the Honorees. The Public Service Award went to Judge Kenneth Rocco.

Judge Kenneth Rocco

Judge Kenneth Rocco



Matt Zone, Judge Kenneth Rocco and Chief Ed Tomba

Matt Zone, Judge Kenneth Rocco and Chief Ed Tomba

The Art Award went to Andrea Anelli.

Andrea Anelli

Andrea Anelli



Matt Zone, Andrea Anelli and Chief Ed Tomba

Matt Zone, Andrea Anelli and Chief Ed Tomba

The Small Business Award went to Vince Bertonaschi.

Vince Bertonaschi

Vince Bertonaschi



Matt Zone, Vince Bertonaschi and Chief Ed Tomba

Matt Zone, Vince Bertonaschi and Chief Ed Tomba


The Culture Award went to Pamela Dorazio Dean.

Pamela Dorazio Dean

Pamela Dorazio Dean



Matt Zone, Pamela Dorazio Dean and Chief Ed Tomba

Matt Zone, Pamela Dorazio Dean and Chief Ed Tomba

The Individual Award went to Angela C. Spitalieri.

Angela C. Spitalieri

Angela Spitalieri



Matt Zone, Angela C. Spitalieri and Chief Ed Tomba

Matt Zone, Angela C. Spitalieri and Chief Ed Tomba





After the Awards, Honorary Italian Consul Serena Scaiola spoke.

Consul Serena Scaiola

Consul Serena Scaiola



Consul Serena Scaiola


After closing remarks from Councilman Matt Zone and a closing prayer from Father Mayer, dinner was served.

Councilman Matt Zone

Enjoy these other images from the Italian American Heritage Month kickoff event.

Consul Serena Scaiola and Rose Zitiello

Consul Serena Scaiola and Rose Zitiello


Fr. Mayer and Angie Spitalieri

Fr. Mayer and Angie Spitalieri


Christopher Columbus and Giovanni Castiglione

Christopher Columbus and Giovanni Castiglione


Solon Italian American Club members

Solon Italian American Club members


Lots of great food - thanks Chef!

Lots of great food - thanks Chef!


Sandwiches


Councilman Matt Zone and Giovanni Castiglione

Councilman Matt Zone and Giovanni Castiglione


Italain Heritage Month in Cleveland


Italain Heritage Month in Cleveland


Italian American Heritage Month sign


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