Sunday, September 16, 2012
Rides, games and plenty of food benefits Montville UNICO.
The San Gennaro Festival, hosted by the Montville UNICO, continued Saturday with carnival rides, Italian food and games behind the Montville Township Public Library. The festival began Thursday and concludes Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Four-day festival combines fun with fundraising.
Being Italian means more to many than the figures seen on the television lately. To some, being Italian is about heritage and family and to others, it is cultural. "It means eating and drinking like a king," Anthony Malanga, a Montville UNICO committee member said during the first Montville UNICO San Gennaro Feast and festival Thursday night. Montville UNICO will be hosting the four-day event, which began Thursday, behind the Montville Township Public Library, bringing carnival rides, Italian food and games to the community in celebration of the Patron Saint of Naples. Proceeds from ticket sales, rides and earned through games will help support the organization which, in turn, supports children and neighbors in need through educational …
Monday, September 3, 2012
Montville UNICO sponsoring first four-day San Gennaro feast in September.
Montville UNICO is bringing the sounds and flavors of Italy to Montville with a four-day San Gennaro feast this month. The feast and festival is being held Sept. 13-16 at the field behind the Montville Township Public Library. It will feature carnival rides, Italian music, Italian food and more, according to Gene Maddalena, a Montville UNICO member and co-chair of the event. Maddalena said it is only fitting that UNICO sponsors the event. "UNICO is the largest Italian-American service organization in the country," he said. The civic organization offers scholarships and grants to residents of Montville and neighboring communities. UNICO also helps provide service to families in need, including donating more than 1,200 turkeys to families …