Published: August 13, 2009
Special to The Vindicator
FESTIVAL FINALE: A highlight of the 2009 Greater Youngstown Italian Fest was the selection of a festival queen. Those participating in the pageant and competing for the honor had to be of Italian descent and were judged on their talent, on their speech and as they modeled gowns. Pictured are, from left, Karla Ross; Angela Morris; Ashley Slavens; Erika D’Alesio; Candace Campana, 2008 queen; Michelle Sergi, second runner-up for 2009; Liana DeFuria, first runner-up for 2009; Gina Cappuccio; Victoria Diana; and Lisa Dolasinski, queen of the 2009 festival.