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Italian food and fun

Crowd gathers at St. James for annual festival

By WALTER DOERSCHUK The Press-News Published: September 16, 2016 10:00 AM
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WAYNESBURG -- The flavor of pasta, pizza and other Italian favorites flared from St. James. Music played over the loud speaker as visitors walked around the grounds of the school and church.

It was all part of the St. James Italian Festival celebrating Italian heritage in the town.

A number of food stands were set up inside and outside a large shelter as visitors stopped to grab a bite to eat. Vince and Julie Logozzo were among those helping with food stands as they made Italian sausage and peppers.

Kids made their way over to one of the far ends of the building to play Italian style games and others went through an inflatable obstacle course. They stopped at one point as St. James School principal Kathy Untch Kettler and Father Joe Zamary made their way into the obstacle course.

Some visitors made their way to play a game of bocce, and a tournament was held later in the day. More information on the tournament can be found in next week's edition.

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Skies were bright and sunny to begin the day as the crowd walked around outside enjoying the late summer day. The weather was not so kind later in the day as storms hit the area.

A wine making contest and Bingo slots were among other parts of the festivities. A raffle was also held for a television, and some visitors caught some of the Ohio State-Tulsa football game.

Some attendees gathered to watch a group of St. James students perform the Tarantella polka.

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