The Vindicator/William D. Lewis
Mark Phillips, 1, takes on a chunk of meatball as his grandmother, Ida Phillips of Austintown, watches during the 11th annual Brier Hill Italian Fest. Mrs. Phillips said Friday that she grew up in the Brier Hill area of Youngstown and returns every year for the festival. The event, which began Thursday, runs from noon to midnight tonight and from 10 a.m. to midnight Sunday. It offers food, games, music and vendors. Proceeds benefit ITAM Memorial Post 12 on Calvin Street.