Next Miss Italian Youngstown waits to wear the 2011 crown

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Ballone

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Conti

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DePizzo

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Krpicak

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Marshall

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Martini

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Martzial

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Rassega

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Roberts

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YOUNGSTOWN

The Miss Italian Youngs-town beauty and talent pageant has become a tradition at the annual Greater Youngstown Italian Fest.

Since 1985 Anthony C. Julian has organized the pageant, which comprises the elements of modeling, speaking about one’s Italian heritage and displaying a talent.

This year, 10 young women are vying for the title:

Joelle Ballone

Daria Conti

Jenna Alexandra DePizzo

Angela Marie Krpicak

Hillary Louise Marshall

Gina Martini

Natalie Martzial

Paige Marie Rassega

Mariah Roberts

Michelle Rucci

The Italian Fest will take place July 29, 30 and 31 in downtown Youngstown. At 5 p.m. July 29, opening ceremonies will kick off the festivities, and the Miss Italian Youngstown Pageant will follow at 7.

A Little King and Queen also will be crowned, and continuous entertainment and fun activities will include Morra and a pasta-eating contest.

The Italian Heritage Foundation of Youngstown, Inc., which hosts the three-day event, promotes all aspects of Italian Heritage and culture and contributes money to charitable foundations.

For more information contact Julian at 2602 McCollum Road, Youngstown OH 44509, 330-799-8184 or 330-207-0515.

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