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.
Hamilton’s Italian Flag Raising Ceremony will take place on Monday, October 3rd 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, Mercer County Italian American Festival Association President – John Scarpati, the 2016 Columbus Day Gala Honorees – Acting Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri and Eugene Forconi, Proprietor of Forconi Foods in Trenton, NJ, Columbus Day 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, and members of the Marine Corps League – Trenton Detachment #207.
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 weather subsides.