W.Va. Italian Heritage Festival announces this year’s honorees

Jul 21, 2013 1015

by Ashlie Walter 

CLARKSBURG —A basketball coach, a lawyer, a McDonald's franchisee and a councilwoman are among this year's West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival honorees.
Joe Retton is the Italian-American Man of the Year, Sharon Flanery is the Italian-American Woman of the Year, John Ebert is the Honorary Italian Man of the Year and Margaret Bailey is the Honorary Italian Woman of the Year.

John and Mary Shields were awarded the Samuel F. and Lucia D'Annunzio Father and Mother of the Year honor, and Anna Pishner Harsh was named the Excellence in Education Award Winner. The honorees will be recognized at the annual WVIHF dinner at 6 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Bridgeport Conference Center. "We look for people with significant contributions to society and successes in work, personal or family life," said Stephen Pishner, member of the Board of Directors at WVIHF.

Source: http://www.exponent-telegram.com/

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