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County Plans Columbus Day Flag-Raising

The annual event is scheduled for Friday in Elizabeth.

Union County Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella has announced that the county’s fourth annual Columbus Day Flag Raising event will take place Oct. 5 at 1:30 p.m. on the steps of the historic Union County Courthouse.

Speakers include Former Governor James J. Florio, Cesarina Earl, publisher of the Italian Voice, UNICO Past National President Renato Biribin, Italian American One Voice Founder Manny Alfano and Mike Giunta, president and founder of Bayway Catering

Mirabella will host and emcee the event. The courthouse is located at 2 Broad St. in Elizabeth at the corner of Rahway Avenue. In the event of rain, the program will be moved in doors to the County Courthouse Rotunda.

“Italian Americans continue to make amazing contributions to America, and we celebrate those contributions as well as a culture that has made great contributions to modern society,” said Mirabella, whose father, Gene, was the first Italian-American Police Chief of Elizabeth.

UNICO District X and Plainfields’ UNICO works to organize and co-sponsor the event. Italian-style refreshments will be served after the event in the historic Union County Courthouse.

Parking (pay) is available in the Midtown area at the J. Christian Bollwage Parking deck at Elizabethtown Plaza and Caldwell Place. A second deck is Elizabeth’s Parking Deck #6 on Jefferson Avenue and Dickinson Street—the entrance is on Dickinson Street. 


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