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25 Photos: Check out the Italian Feast of Saint Liberata Festival’s return to Patchogue

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The annual Italian Feast of Saint Liberata Festival returned to Patchogue this weekend.

In addition to the parade and street fair, the Greater Patchogue Cultural Heritage Committee’s annual festival is known for the statue of Saint Liberata, which a procession delivers to Patchogue’s Four Corners. There, attendees pin money to the statue, which this year was donated to two local Catholic churches, Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St. Frances de Sales.

After the parade, guests enjoyed live entertainment, played in the annual bocce ball tournament and entered a zeppole eating contest, among other fun activities. Kids, meanwhile, jumped in bounce houses and got their faces painted.

Steve Fuoco, a former Patchogue Village trustee, longtime chamber member and active Patchogue Rotary member, was honored as the Grand Marshall at this year’s event.

The Fuoco family is known for its deep ties to the Patchogue community and its dedication to Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck. Through various efforts, including Steve Fuoco’s annual Fuoco Golf Festival, the family, friends and partnering organizations have collected and donated more than $2 million to the camp for special needs children.

GreaterPatchogue.com attended the annual festival celebrating Italian heritage. Please scroll down and click the numbered boxes below to view all of the photos from the ceremony.

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