Fifth annual Washington Italian Festival to honor health-care heroes

Italian-American health-care heroes will take center stage at the fifth annual Washington Italian Festival, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 25, in downtown Washington.

Formal recognition of Washington’s Italian Americans is a festival tradition. This year, state Sen. Camera Bartolotta will honor Italian health-care workers who live and work in Washington County and served the area through the COVID-19 pandemic. The recognition will begin at 1 p.m. at the Community Pavilion, across from the Observer-Reporter on South Main Street.

“We are thrilled to honor the important contributions of health-care workers at this year’s festival,” said Jon Bruno, festival chairman, in a press release. “We are spreading the word with the local health-care community and encourage you to come for this special recognition.”

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