FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 13, 2009

 

 

UNION COUNTY AND UNICO DISTRICT X HOLD FIRST ANNUAL COLUMBUS DAY
FLAG RAISING CEREMONY AT HISTORIC COURTHOUSE IN ELIZABETH

l. to r. Catiana Celentano, Founder/Director Giochiamo in Italiano...Let's Play in Italian Language and Enrichment Center in Scotch Plains, Hillside Mayor Joe Menza, Columbus Parade Association of Union County President Mike Guarino, County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi, UNICO National President Andre’ DiMino, Union County Freeholder President Alexander Mirabella, Assemblywoman Linda Stender, Plainfields UNICO Founder and Past National President Renato Biribin holding resolution with Plainfields UNICO President Anthony Bengivenga, County Surrogate James LaCorte, UNICO District X First Deputy Governor Robert Bengivenga, UNICO District X Governor Bill Hearon, former Governor Don DiFrancesco, Sheriff Ralph Froehlich and Freeholder Angel Estrada.
l. to r. Catiana Celentano, Founder/Director Giochiamo in Italiano...Let's Play in Italian Language and Enrichment Center in Scotch Plains, Hillside Mayor Joe Menza,  Columbus Parade Association of Union County President Mike Guarino, County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi, UNICO National President Andre’ DiMino, Union County Freeholder President Alexander Mirabella, Assemblywoman Linda Stender, Plainfields UNICO Founder and Past National President Renato Biribin holding resolution with Plainfields UNICO President Anthony Bengivenga, County Surrogate James LaCorte, UNICO District X First Deputy Governor Robert Bengivenga, UNICO District X Governor Bill Hearon, former Governor Don DiFrancesco, Sheriff Ralph Froehlich and Freeholder Angel Estrada.

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Columbus Day Resolution Presentation Photo---the Union County Freeholder presented members of Plainfields UNICO with a resolution for their efforts in organizing the County’s first Columbus Day Flag Raising event. Plainfields UNICO in turn, presented Freeholder Mirabella with a book, “Passage to Liberty.”
l. to r Freeholder Al Mirabella, Plainfields UNICO President Anthony Bengivenga, UNICO Past National President Renato Biribin, Freeholder Angel G. Estrada and UNICO National President Andre’ DiMino.

A host of Union County, State and District X UNICO officials were on hand for a program marking the Columbus Day Holiday, with a flag raising at the Historic County Courthouse in Elizabeth, and a resolution presentation and reception inside the Courthouse. The program featured remarks from many including, former Governor Don DiFrancesco, UNICO National President Andre’ DiMino, Union County Surrogate James LaCorte, Freeholder Al Mirabella, and Assemblywoman Linda Stender.