Beautiful and gorgeous drone video from Martin Del Vecchio, of Saint Peter’s Fiesta carnival lit up at night. Love this and thank you for sharing Martin!
If you were wondering why there were Greasy Pole Walkers seemingly everywhere Sunday afternoon, it’s because the boat to take them to the pole was a no show. The Walkers waited out the delay at Saint Peter’s Club before heading through the fair grounds to the beach. Next stop was the Greasy Pole Walker’s shrine, then to the dock. Back at the beach some Walkers decided to swim to the pole, when at long last a kindly yachtsman picked up the Walkers and gave them a lift to the pole.
Thank you to the Saint Peter’s Fiesta Committee President Joe Novello and to all the Fiesta Committee members for making this year, and every year, a truly beautiful and unique tradition for our fair City. The committee members are as follows, and if you see them around town, please thank them:
Joseph Novello – President
Michael Linquata – Vice President
Anthony Cusumano – Treasurer
Rose Aiello – Clerk
Christopher Palazzola – Committee Member
Salvatore Ferrara – Committee Member
Ralph Puopolo – Committee Member
Carlo Barbara – Committee Member
Rose Aiello – Committee Member
Alphonse Millefoglie – Committee Member
Tom Favazza – Committee Member
Lucia Sheehan – Recording Secretary
We are so blessed to have this extraordinary team working on all our behalves. It is astounding that with all its moving parts, Fiesta comes together so beautifully each year to honor Saint Peter, the patron Saint of fishermen. Viva San Pietro!
St. Peter’s Fiesta Committee President Joe Novello and his adorable grandchildren.
Oh what a day on Saturday. Had lunch with guest at the Beauport Hotel… Great food and the service by Matt and food was awesome, then the view.. what more can be said. Watching re-greasing the pole and that interesting stand up paddle board. More fun on Sunday.
Junior Women’s Seine Boat 2016 from Martin Del Vecchio
Mike Sanfilippo Grabs the Friday Greasy Pole
A Coat Guard oarsman took an oar to the chest midway through the military seine boat race today at Pavilion Beach. It looked to happen at the turn. The Coast Guard (Nina) was racing alongside the Gloucester Fire Department (Pinta); the accident appeared to slow the firemen. The oarsman was rushed to shore by the Coast Guard rescue boat. At this time, no additional information available. We hope a speedy recovery for the oarsman.
Jeanne Marie and Dante
Sara Favazza proudly stands by the statue of Saint Peter. She is the youngest of Captain Salvatore Favazza’s ten children. In 1926-1927, Captain Favazza commissioned Charlestown sculptor De Petero to create the statue of Saint Peter.