ANSONIA – Holy Rosary Parish will sponsor Festa! 2013, its 46th annual Italian festival, from 5-10 p.m. Aug. 8-10 on the church grounds on Father Salemi Drive downtown. The festival is a celebration of Italian heritage as the parish recalls its roots as an immigrant congregation in the early 1900s.
“It’s great to be able to return to my home parish and find our festival to be such a vibrant part of the local community,” he said. “I look forward to working the booths again this year. This is a great event, and I invite our friends to join us this year for an exciting festa.”
The festival also offers games of skill and chance, an “Italian Marketplace” offering gifts and novelties, live musical entertainment each night and rides by Rainbow Amusements. Unlimited rides will be available on Aug. 8 by purchasing a bracelet.