Italian Fest returns to Huntington for third year

Aug 20, 2017 945

BY: Joshua Qualls

Classic red and white tabletops checkered 4th Avenue on Saturday as Facing Hunger Foodbank's Italiano! Italian Festival returned for its third year. Italian restaurants from around the Tri-State served meatballs and a variety of famous pasta dishes while people in attendance dined with family and friends, sipped on wine, watched dance performances and listened to live Italian music, ranging from traditional folk songs to opera.

Last year's festival brought around 6,000 people and raised about $20,000 for Facing Hunger Foodbank's backpack program. Organizers hoped to attract 8,000 people this year and raise more than they have before.

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