Saturday, June 25, 2011

USS Oak Hill Visits St. Peter's Fiesta!

I am late with this - sorry!

USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) arrived in Gloucester on Thursday, June 23 for the 89th Annual St. Peter’s Fiesta.

St. Peter’s Fiesta is sponsored by the Italian-American fishing community of Gloucester carrying on the customs practiced in some communities in Italy of paying homage to St. Peter, the patron saint of fishermen.

During the port visit, the ship will not be open for general public visiting due to the current U.S. military security policy measures. Local residents who would like to see the ship can come to any location that has a view of the southern portion of the harbor. Sightseers on boat are asked to remain at least 500 yards from the ship. OAK HILL sailors will attend various community events and locations during the visit.

But I am on time for this event that will happen tomorrow!

Navy Band Northeast’s popular music group, “Rhode Island Sound” from Newport, RI will perform a free public concert during St. Peter’s Fiesta in Gloucester on Sunday, June 26th at 3 p.m. in St. Peter’s Square.

so, if you are looking for something fun to do tomorrow, check out St. Peter's Fiesta. You can enjoy "Rhode Island Sound" performing and say "Thanks for your service" to the USS Oak Hill Sailors that will be attending as well. Get your picture taken in front of the Gloucester Fisherman.

Here's tomorrow's schedule for the Fiesta!
10:00 a.m…… Celebration of MASS OF ST. PETER….. at St. Peter’s Park

12:00 noon….. Procession following the Celebration of Outdoor Mass

3:00 p.m…… Blessing of the Fleet… Stacy Boulevard.

3:00 p.m… … Concert….United States Navy Band Northeast…St. Peter’s Park

4:45 p.m…… Sports Event at Pavilion Beach – Seine Boat Races &
Greasy Pole Contest

6:00 p.m…… Concert…..St. Alfio’s Band (One Hour) St. Peter’s Park

6:30 p.m…… Children’s Pinata Contest – Pascucci Court

7:15 p.m….... Awards Ceremony – Trophies awarded to winners of the 2011 Sports Events

8:30 p.m…… Musical Entertainment – St. Peter’s Park – featuring Gianni Faraone w/ Ray Cavichio and his mini Big band

11:00 p.m…… Raffle Drawings and Closing Procession

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