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County of Union, UNICO District X to hold 11th Annual Columbus Day Flag Raising 1 p.m.on Friday, October 11th at Union County Courthouse

Featuring State Senator Nicholas P. Scutari, Freeholder Vice Chairman Al Mirabella, County Surrogate Jim LaCorte, UNICO representatives, Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced that Union County’s 11th Annual Columbus Day Flag Raising event is set for Friday, Oct. 11th, at 1 p.m., on the steps of the historic Union County Courthouse. Senator Nicholas P. Scutari will be this year’s special guest speaker.

“We have a great program this year in honor of the achievements and contributions of Italian Americans,” said Freeholder Vice Chairman Alexander Mirabella, who is emceeing the program, and founded the flag raising event. “Italian Americans continue to make extraordinary contributions to the rich, diverse fabric of America.”

Speakers include:  State Senator Scutari; Union County Surrogate James S. LaCorte; Andre’ DiMino, Communications Director of the Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition; UNICO District X Governor Anthony Bengivenga,

UNICO is the nation’s largest Italian American service organization whose chapters and members engage in promoting and defending Italian culture and heritage, as well as providing scholarships, engaging in community service and other philanthropic endeavors.

UNICO District X and Plainfields’ UNICO work to organize and co-sponsor Union County’s Columbus Day event. The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition is an Italian-American anti-bias organization formed of members nationwide that fights stereotypes, and promotes Columbus Day.

Italian-style refreshments and pastries will be served after the program 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 No. 6 on Jefferson Avenue and Dickinson Street—the entrance is on Dickinson Street. In the event of rain, the event will be held in the Freeholder Chambers in the Union County Administration building.

The courthouse is located at 2 Broad St. in Elizabeth at the corner of Rahway Avenue.