Photo: Fun at Festa Italiana

Young patrons enjoy a ride on the roller coaster at the 35th Annual Festa Italiana. The festival celebrating Italian food and culture was held Aug. 2-4 on the grounds of Boylan Catholic High School in Rockford. Among notable performers were Jack Miuccio, SOCO 7 and Can’t Touch This Aug. 2; Vince Amere, The Tom Mac Group, the Vince Chiarelli Combo, Elio Scaccio, BritBeat and The Stevee Nix Aug. 3; and Vince Amere, Elio Scaccio, Denny Diamond & the Family Jewels, and Kashmir Aug. 4. Festa Italiana is a subcommittee of The Greater Rockford Italian American Association (GRIAA) and the largest contributor to GRIAA’s scholarship fund. (Photo by Jon McGinty)

From the Aug. 7-13, 2013, issue