Pittston re-dedicates Columbus statue

Oct 09, 2017 560

Italian and American flags flapped in a steady breeze as Pittston residents and societies made their way down Main Street toward the newly restored statue of Christopher Columbus. The parade of local Italian and other community organizations marched, led by the Cino Paci band, from the lower Tomato Festival lot to the statue at Main Street and Kennedy Boulevard, where the Knights of Columbus surrounded the statue with an honor guard to start a rededication ceremony.

“This is reminiscent of the days when the procession would start after Mass at St. Rocco’s,” city council member Mike Lombardo said to start the ceremony. “I’m so happy to see everyone.”

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