From Left to right: County Executive Brian Hughes, Freeholder Ann Cannon, Michael "Chuck" Perrone, Liz Muoio, Judith Persichilli, Pat Colavita, Susan Colavita.Full size photo

From left to right: Brian Hughes, Ann Cannon, Michael "Chuck" Perrone, Liz Muoio, Judith Persichilli, Pat Colavita, Susan Colavita.

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TRENTON, N.J.-Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes and members of the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders hosted a celebration of Italian-American Heritage Month today in Room 211 of the County Administration Building. "No matter what our own background," said the County Executive, "we all benefit from the contributions Italian-Americans have made to Mercer County."

After opening remarks by County Executive Hughes, four Italian-American members of Mercer County's community were honored for their professional and personal contributions to the continuing livelihood of Italian culture in the region.  Attendees also enjoyed authentic Italian snacks after the ceremony.

Honored were:

  • Christina Carnevale, longtime Princeton resident and accomplished cook

  • Michael Perrone, leader of BAC Local Union No. 5 and labor advocate

  • The late James Colavita, renowned sculptor and art educator at Mercer County Community College

  • Judith Persichilli, Executive Vice President of the Northeast Division of Catholic Health East