San Marizale parade set for Sunday in Kulpmont
KULPMONT - Plans are set for Sunday's San Marizale Parade through the borough.
Our Boys Band, of Kulpmont, will lead the parade.
The procession, in which members of the faithful carry a statue of San Marizale, the patron of Isca sull' Ionio, Calabria, Italy, collecting donations, will begin at 1 p.m. at Holy Angels Church, 855 Scott St. Those who will participate and march are asked to meet at the church at 12:30 p.m. Participants are invited back to the church picnic grounds after the parade to enjoy food and refreshments.
The event marks the return of the Our Boys Band, which formed originally under the leadership of Angelo Alexander Sr. in 1921 and was turned over to his son, Angelo Jr.
On Sunday, the band will be under the leadership of Bill Milbrand, of Shamokin, with Alexander's blessing.
Five former Our Boys Band members have committed to playing in the San Marziale Parade, including community volunteers and members of the Mount Carmel Area and Line Mountain marching bands. Milbrand expects a full set of musicians to play Italian symphonic marches in the parade.
While the San Marizale statue moves through the borough, money will be pinned on the statue. These donations will be given to Holy Angels Church.
The parade route will leave Holy Angels Church, travel up Ninth Street to Pine Street, from Pine Street to Sixth Street, from Sixth Street to Spruce Street, from Spruce Street to 11th Street, from 11th Street to Poplar Street for two blocks, from Poplar Street to 13th Street, from 13th Street to Scott Street and back to the church.
The event is coordinated and sponsored by Bressi Family Foods, Landscape Services, Holy Angels Church and its Holy Name Society, the Kulpmont Council of the Knights of Columbus and various dedicated individuals and businesses.
Any local businesses or individuals who want to be a named or anonymous sponsor can contact Bressi at 373-9433 or Tom Letcavage at Landscape Services at 274-1508.