The Felittese Association of Old Forge welcomes
everyone to its annual Festival to be held September 12, 13, & 14,
2003 at 146 Third Street, Old Forge, Pennsylvania. The Festival is held
annually on the second weekend in September in commemoration of Our Lady
of Constantinople, who has been venerated in the town of Felitto, Province
of Salerno, Italy, since 1790. The Association is comprised of descendants
of Felitto, Italy, and in keeping with the traditions of prior
generations, a festival is held annually to bring the descendants together
for a weekend of renewing and making new acquaintances, indulging in
ethnic foods, and listening to good music.
The Festival begins with a parade on Friday
evening September 12, 2002 at 5:30 p.m. The parade will assemble at the
Old Forge High School and proceed to the Chapel Grounds on Third Street
where opening ceremonies will begin at 6:30 p.m. Robert Delayo, Chairman
of the Parade Committee, cochaired by Marie Mordent, Janet Mordent and
Marie Gromada. The Festival Grounds open at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, music
will be provided by the “ The Cadillacs”.
On Sunday September 14, the Feast Day of Our Lady of Constantinople, a Mass
will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, located at Grace and St.
Mary’s Streets, Old Forge by the Very Reverend Joseph Cipriano. Immediately
following Mass a procession
carrying the statue of Our Lady of Constantinople will follow,
beginning at St. Mary’s Church to the Chapel grounds on Third Street in
Old Forge; thereafter the food and refreshments stands will open at Noon.
Music for Sunday evening starts at 7:30 p.m. provided by the “Daddy O
& the Sax Maniacs”.