St Pio Festival Draws Large Crowds

Visitors from near and far came to the annual St Pio Festival. The annual festival was held in Depot Square in Tuckahoe, NY and lasted three days.  The festivities kicked off with an Italian spoken mass at Assumption Church. A procession with a hand carved statue of St Pio proceeded down the streets of Tuckahoe, where it ended in front of the Generoso Pope Foundation. Live Italian entertainment had people dancing away, while others enjoyed the food vendors.

Miss Alexandria Tucci, the 2016 Eastchester-Tuckahoe Miss Columbus was recognized for her academic achievements and community service. She was awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the Generoso Pope Foundation.

“It is an absolute honor to be this year’s Miss Columbus,” Alexandria Tucci said. “I am so thankful for what the Generoso Pope Foundation has done for me. It has been an amazing journey.”

Alexandria Tucci