PHOTO — Giuseppe “Pepe” and Teresa DePalma receive jackets embroidered with their new title, Italian-American of the Year, from Mayor Edward M. O’Brien, center, at West Haven’s 18th annual Columbus Day Celebration on the steps of City Hall Oct. 7, 2016, as Paul M. Frosolone, president of the West Haven Italian-American Civic Association, left, and city Corporation Counsel Vincent N. Amendola Jr., the master of ceremonies, look on. (City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)
WEST HAVEN, July 13, 2017 — The Columbus Day Committee will present its Italian-American of the Year award at the city’s 19th annual Columbus Day Celebration.
The honor is bestowed each year on an Italian resident, or couple, who epitomizes service in West Haven’s robust Italian-American community.
Accompanied by Italian music, members of the West Haven Italian-American Civic Association will escort the 2017 awardee to the steps of City Hall at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, for the special recognition.
Committee members and residents will join the recipient to fete the Italian navigator and observe their ancestry with dignitaries and descendants of folks from the old country clad in red, white and green.
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— MICHAEL P. WALSH, Public Relations Information Coordinator