Mount Carmel Fest runs tonight through Tuesday
The Annual Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival sponsored by the Italian Fraternal Home, 33 W. Wilson Ave., starts tonight and continues through Tuesday.
Concession stands, games for children, rides and entertainment will be available each night of the festival from 5 to 11 p.m.
A well-known feature of the festival, music by live bands, will start Friday from 8 to 11 with the Blue Collar Band; featured Saturday are: from 5 to 7 p.m., Deejay Steve; and from 8 to 11 p.m., Dominic Tocco and The Brotherhood Band;
Sunday, from 4 to 6 p.m., the Girard Community Band and from 8 to 11 p.m., The Rage; Monday, Frank Gallo from 8 to 11 p.m.
The annual parade to St. Rose church and local cemeteries will start at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the IFH, travel to the church for a service at 11 a.m., and to the to a Memorial Service at the Girard Cemetery, Resurrection Cemetery and Kerr Cemetery.
Entertainment Tuesday night will include The Girard Jazz Band from 5 to 7 p.m. and St. Margarete’s Blue Coat Band from 8 to 10:30 p.m. A parade will take place from the IFH to the Girard-McDonald Viaduct at 10:45 p.m. for fireworks at 11 p.m. by Zambelli of New Castle.
Co-chairman for the event this year are Ray Ragozzine Jr. and Myron Espostio.