Kulpmont's Italian tradition marches on

Jul 09, 2019 214

BY: Joe Sylvester

The horns played as the drummers kept the beat.  Fireworks exploded. The 2019 San Marziale Procession was about to set out from the front of Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church. The Sunday afternoon procession, led by a police vehicle and fire truck, included the 30-piece Our Boys' Band, townspeople, some carrying the statue of the patron saint, and visitors from out of town.

It headed out up Ninth Street into the Kulpmont neighborhoods above Chestnut, where residents watched from their porches or sidewalks or came out into the street as the procession halted to pin $1, $5, $10 and some $20 bills to the statue's garment. The procession was held for decades in Kulpmont, beginning in the early 20th century, before it stopped in the 1970s.

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