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Fiesta Sunday Traditional “Whites” Photo Gallery!

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Fiesta Sunday Whites!

Wearing white on Fiesta Sunday has been a Sicilian tradition honoring St. Peter for generations. Weeks before Fiesta mothers and grandmothers shop for their families Fiesta Whites! Hundreds of people wearing their Fiesta Whites lined the streets of Gloucester during yesterday’s procession around central Gloucester. I personally thank all who allowed me to snap of photos of their beautiful children. How blessed are we to live in a community with deep rooted tradition, and culture. VIVA St. Pietro & VIVA Gloucester!

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President of the Fiesta Committee, Joe Novello with his beautiful granddaughters!

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 Generations in Fiesta Whites

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Courtesy

Some props need to go to this walker.  A little help here….because I missed his name.  We all know the first round of the Greasy Pole is a “Courtesy Round” and the flag can not be grabbed.  But it is clear that victory would have been his if he were allowed to pull the flag down with him.  Actually….with his hand wrapped around the pole…I’m not sure how he was able to leave it up there.

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This is the Greasy Pole. Video of Kyle Barry’s Triumph

GoPro footage of the final round of Saint Peter’s Fiesta Greasy Pole Sunday, Kyle Barry’s win, and the triumphant swim to shore.

Pretty exciting to be in the midst of it….even if my board is now covered in grease.

Good times.  Congratulations, Kyle!

 

GloucesterCast 189 With @NicholeSchrafft, Cat Ryan, @EJLeFavour @K_HRock, The Bear and @Joey_C 6/26/16

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GloucesterCast 189 With @NicholeSchrafft, Cat Ryan, @EJLeFavour @K_HRock, The Bear and @Joey_C 6/26/16

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Topics Include:
Fiesta- proud of the contributors, once again the GMG team decimated all other media outlets on Fiesta coverage and Joey has not been down to the Fiesta once this year, it was all the team minus Joey.
Nichole’s Finn got stung by a bee at Fiesta and the ambulance staff was incredibly sweet and caring
Spots open on the Ryan and Wood, Ninety Plus, Cigar GMG cigar and rum cruise on the Lannon July 14th-This will sell out- book online http://www.schooner.org/book-online
nichole paddleboard at greasy pole- the scene
felicia’s fiesta cookies
joey’s grill fail
YMCA sail camp starts july 5th 1/2 day sail lessons $135
full day $200  looking for people to sign up sign up at teh ymce
YMCA beach swim lessons tuesday Niles 11 pre school and 11:45 for youth thursday at plum cove same times
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St. Peter’s Fiesta Mass

A beautiful day, a wonderful Mass and keeping this tradition is so important.

Had Lunch at the Beauport Hotel

Oh what a day on Saturday. Had lunch with guest at the Beauport Hotel… Great food and the service by Matt and food was awesome, then the view.. what more can be said. Watching re-greasing the pole and that interesting stand up paddle board. More fun on Sunday.

Do You Have Your Fiesta Sunday Whites Ready For Today?

 

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Buona Fiesta Sunday Everyone!

I will be Snapping Photos along the parade route of all the kids wearing their “Traditional Fiesta White Outfits” again this year!  Look for the Fishing Boat Oars & flag me down for your photo! Photos captured today will be posted tomorrow!

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FUN AND FABULOUS FIESTA HAT LADIES

Mayor Romeo Theken with sister Rose, niece Lia, and friends stop by to visit the fun and fabulous fiesta hat ladies Robyn and Amy.Fiesta Hat ladies copyright Kim Smith

This year’s hats are over the top fantastic and brimming with witty surprises. Be sure to stop and say hello and have a look see Sunday. Fiesta Hat ladies April Lia copyright Kim Smith

Saturday greasegang with the Mayor copyright kim SmithThat’s our Saturday Greasy Pole Champion Lenny Taormina in the geisha costume, third from the left. Saturday #greasegang 

 

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