Italian fest royalty
Tribune Chronicle / Bob Coupland
The 33rd annual Warren Italian-American Heritage Festival at Courthouse Square kicked off Thursday with the Miss Italian contest. From left are Mary Blair of Niles; 2015 Miss Italian Rebecca Currington; 2017 Miss Italian winner Jillian DiCesare of Warren; first runner-up Marissa Gray of Warren; and Caitlin Seifert of Niles. Four young women competed at the event.
The 33rd annual Warren Italian-American Heritage Festival will be 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. today at Courthouse Square in Warren. A kick-off breakfast will be 9:30 a.m. with entertainment by John Gabriele; bocce tournament, 5 to 11 p.m.; and deejay Tom Angelo, 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. in the beer tent.
• Saturday’s lineup includes bocce tournament, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Jim Frank Combo, 1 to 5 p.m.; the Avanti Band, 7 to 11 p.m.; the Butch Nichols Band, 7 to 8 p.m. on the main stage; Tony Ieluzzi, 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. on the main stage; and Amanda Beagle, Miss Ohio 2014, 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. on the main stage.
• Sunday’s schedule includes bocce, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Italian outdoor Mass, 9:30 a.m.; parade, 2 p.m.; Butch Nichols Band, 1 to 5 p.m.; Frank Gallo Band, 7 to 11 p.m.; Dominic Tocco, 7 to 8 p.m. on the main stage; Tony Ieluzzi, 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. on the main stage; and Beagle, 9:30 to 10:30 pm. on the main stage.