Holy Cross Society
                                                     of Easton, Pennsylvania

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102nd Annual Italian Festival
                                  2013 Holy Cross Celebration
                                            
                                                 September 6-8, 2013

Holy Cross Society Queen of the 102nd Holy Cross Celebration
 

                                                           Nicole Panto

     Nicole Panto is the daughter of Paul and Jennifer (Zingales) Panto of Palmer Township. She is the granddaughter of Salvatore Panto, Sr. and the late Mary (Mussillami) Panto. Ms. Panto is also the granddaughter of Salvatore (Sammy) Zingales and Jennie (Vangeli) Zingales. All of her grandparents came from Santo Stefano di Camastra in the province of Messina, Sicily. 

 
    Nicole is a senior at Easton Area High School and is the captain of the Varsity Cheerleading Team. She has been cheering for eleven years and participated in gymnastics for the past ten years. Nicole is a member of the Italian club at her school and enjoys being involved in other school activities. Nicole plans on going to college after graduating high school.
    Nicole has been involved in the Holy Cross Society Celebration since she was young and has fond memories of helping her family run the food stand for seven years. She is a member of Saint Anthony of Padua Church in Easton.

Nicole is grateful for all the members of the Holy Cross Society and Auxiliary for keeping the tradition going. She is honored to be the 102nd Queen of Holy cross celebration and wishes all a great celebration.

 

                                    2013 Court

                   

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                                      2012 Queen Sarah Casciole ( Panto Family)

                                     Attendants:
                                                Lia Pignotti (Frinzi) 
                                                Maria Margaret Murray (Frinzi & Boccadoro)
                                                Madison Panto
                                                Gabriella Duffy (Sottosanti)
                                                                                                 
                                       Jr. Attendants:
                                                Adriana Bruneo
                                                Brianna Nigrone (Tumminello)

                                    Flower Girls:
                                                Paige Panto
                                                Sofia Rose Bruneo
                                                Isabella Holschwander  (Piscitello)
  
                                     Crown Bearer:
                                                 Nino Morici

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Entertainment & Festivities

Friday, September 6, 2013

6 PM ..................................... Grounds Open
7 to 10 PM .............................Music by Inch & the Echos      http://www.inchandtheechoes.com/

September 7, 2013

5 PM ..................................... Grounds Open
7 to 11 PM............................. Lehigh Valley Italian American Band 
9 PM ..................................... Crowning of 102nd Celebration Queen
9:30 PM ................................ Spectacular Fireworks
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September 8, 2013

10:30 AM ...........................Mass at St. Anthony's Catholic Church
2 PM   ................................Festival Grounds Open
3 to 4 PM ...........................Recitation of the Rosary and Procession
4 to 5 PM ...........................Music by I' Bonanni , Jazz with italian flair
6 to 9 PM............................Italian American Songs by Tower Suite
9 PM ..................................Drawing 
                      
 
                   
      ***** 
Homemade Cannoli with recipe directly 
                                    from Santo Stefano di Camastra, Sicilia !!! *****

Homemade Italian Food Supplied 
        by the members of St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church
 
                                Prepared by members of St. Anthony's Catholic Church
            
Food Menu Includes:
         
Sausage and Peppers
            Delmonico Steak Sandwiches
            Fried Calamari
            Meatball Sandwich
            Italian Wedding Soup
            Fried Dough
            Hot Dogs and Hamburgers
            Homemade Cannoli
            Homemade Italian Baked Goods
 

                            Amusement Rides & Italian Collectables   


                               Members of the Holy Cross Society
                                            September 10, 2011 - Easton, Pennsylvania

              

            
About Us:

Founded in 1911 by our parents and grandparents who migrated from Santo Stefano di Camastra, in the Province of Messina, on the island of Sicily.  These brave young people traveled to the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey.  Today, the Holy Cross Society continues to share many of the same cultural traits and traditions of our ancestors.

Many of the decendents of our original founders continue the Sicilian traditions and celebrate our heritage at an annual festival at Holy Cross Park in Easton, PA. Please join us on th second weekend in September as we continue the tradition fo our ancestors and pay tribute to our historical roots.
 

                                          All Members are urged to attend our Regularly Scheduled Meetings.
                             Meetings at Celebration Grounds the Second Thursday of Each Month at 7:00 PM