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LOVERS OF SAINT PETER’S FIESTA DON’T MISS THIS FILM FOOTAGE OF FIESTA PARADES OF YESTERYEAR

St. Peter’s Fiesta Parades of Yesteryear

So many thanks to Grace Parisi for sharing these clips that her Dad Anthony J. Parisi took from the 1950s and early 60s. It is amazing to see the beautiful floats and costumes, and the amount of work that surely must have gone into making the floats.

Grace writes, “Various clips of the parade from 1955 to 1960’s (?). This is an old film and a bit long but I hope you enjoy. The work that went into these floats absolutely wonderful. Maybe you will see yourself or a friend on a float, marching or riding a donkey. Thank you to my Dad, Anthony J. Parisi, for taking most of this video.”

SAINT PETER’S FIESTA CARNIVAL PHOTOS

St Peter Fiesta Gloucester City hall carnival copyright Kim SmithPhotos from Thursday evening after the 5k race when the light and clouds were simply exquisite. Anyone else feeling the post-Fiesta blues? 

St Peter Fiesta Gloucester Carnival Patriot Nation copyright Kim SmithPatriot Nation

St Peter Fiesta Gloucester Carnival copyright Kim SmithSt Peter Fiesta Gloucester Carnival -4 copyright Kim Smith St Peter Fiesta Gloucester Carnival -3 copyright Kim SmithYou’ll-Never-See-Me-On-This-Ride

St Peter Fiesta Gloucester Pavillion Beach greasy Pole sunset -11 copyright Kim SmithAfter filming the 5k and the rides, I walked over to Pavilion Beach and caught a Seine boat practicing by the Greasy Pole in the very Fitz Henry Lane-like luminous atmosphere. It’s all captured on film and am fortunate that the one evening that I could film at the carnival, the twilight could not have been prettier. Viva!

St Peter Fiesta Gloucester sunset twilight Pavillion Beach copyright Kim Smith

 

WAITING TO WALK

If you were wondering why there were Greasy Pole Walkers seemingly everywhere Sunday afternoon, it’s because the boat to take them to the pole was a no show. The Walkers waited out the delay at Saint Peter’s Club before heading through the fair grounds to the beach. Next stop was the Greasy Pole Walker’s shrine, then to the dock. Back at the beach some Walkers decided to swim to the pole, when at long last a kindly yachtsman picked up the Walkers and gave them a lift to the pole.Sunday Greasy Pole Walkers -5 copyright Kim SmithSunday Greasy Pole Walkers -1copyright Kim Smith Kyle Barry Steve LeBlanc Sunday Greasy Pole Walkers copyright Kim Smith

SALVI BENSON SAINT PETER GREASY POLE TATOO

Salvo Benson was at Saint Peter’s Club cheering on the Sunday Walkers. Salvi Benson is the All Time Greasy Pole Champion, with 4 Saturday wins and 6 Sunday wins.

Steve LeBlanc Salvi Benson Joe Staline Dave Foote copyright Kim SmithSalvi Benson, Steve LeBlanc, Joe Staline, and Dave FooteSalvi Benson Greasy Pole tatoo copyright Kim Smith

salvi-benson-all-time-greasy-pole-champion-gloucester-ma-c2a9kim-smith-2014-2Salvi Benson from his 2014 walk

St. Peter’s Fiesta Parade Participants Annually Enjoy French Fries At The Halfway Mark of the Sunday Procession!

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Viva Destino’s Sub Shop!

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Cousin Timmy White & 15 Large Orders of French Fries For the Fishing Boat Oar Walkers!

 

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The Last Supper Fiesta Float Enjoying French Fries & Chicken Fingers!

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THANK YOU SAINT PETER’S FIESTA SPONSOR MAMA ROSIE’S PRESIDENT NICK SARDO!

Faye Puopolo Nick Sardo Saint Peter's Fiesta 2016 copyright Kim SmithMama Rosie’s President Nick Sardo and the beautiful Fay Puopolo, Fiesta Committee Member Ralph Puopolo’s wife, Sunday Saint Peter’s Fiesta procession

For information about Mama Rosie’s visit their website here

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A HEARTFELT THANK YOU TO THE ST. PETER’S FIESTA COMMITTEE PRESIDENT JOE NOVELLO AND TO ALL THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Thank you to the Saint Peter’s Fiesta Committee President Joe Novello and to all the Fiesta Committee members for making this year, and every year, a truly beautiful and unique tradition for our fair City. The committee members are as follows, and if you see them around town, please thank them:

Joseph Novello –  President

Michael Linquata – Vice President

Anthony Cusumano  Treasurer

Rose Aiello  – Clerk

Christopher Palazzola – Committee Member

Salvatore Ferrara – Committee Member

Ralph Puopolo –  Committee Member

Carlo Barbara – Committee Member

Rose Aiello – Committee Member

Alphonse Millefoglie – Committee Member

Tom Favazza – Committee Member

Lucia Sheehan – Recording Secretary

We are so blessed to have this extraordinary team working on all our behalves. It is astounding that with all its moving parts, Fiesta comes together so beautifully each year to honor Saint Peter, the patron Saint of fishermen. Viva San Pietro!

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St. Peter’s Fiesta Committee President Joe Novello and his adorable grandchildren.

 

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