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While local popular entertainer Frank Rossi plays the accordion, Maureen McBride from Orland Park dances with Rocco Fusco during the 6th annual Festa Italiana in Mokena Sunday, July 21. Photos by Mary Compton/22nd Century Media
Vince DiFiore, of Mokena, sings, “New York, New York,” while Mary Pizzato (left to right), Marie Hanson, Isabella Hanson, Alexis Citro and Carol Kotinek form a chorus line.
As local popular entertainer Frank Rossi plays the accordion, 9-year-old Frankie DiFiore dances with his cousin Connie Perfetti, 4.
Ray Loffredi, one of the original members who organized Festa Italiana in Mokena, grills sausage. Loffredi, a 22-year Mokena resident has prepared the sausage each year for the Festa.
Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter
4:00 am CDT July 23, 2019
As Mokena’s annual Festa Italiana was underway Sunday July 21, rain began to pour down along Front Street. Making sure there was enough sausage, Mokena resident Ray Loffredi kept the food on the grill despite the wet weather.