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Chris Melillo, 18, of Glen Cove hands over (Credit: Steve Pfost)

Chris Melillo, 18, of Glen Cove hands over a newly made sausage and pepper hero to be served to a customer. Church of St. Rocco's traditional feast had to be canceled last year because of no money and lack of volunteers. This year it's back, and with a record number of visitors. (July 30, 2011)

Glen Cove's Feast of St. Rocco 2011

The Feast of St. Rocco is a traditional Italian-American festival honeting the church's patron saint that has been held in Glen Cove for at least 40 years.

Volunteers of the St. Rocco Church cook sausages
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Volunteers of the St. Rocco Church cook sausages inside their sausage and pepper tent. Church of St. Rocco's traditional feast had to be canceled last year because of no money and lack of volunteers. This year it's back, and with a record number of visitors. (July 30, 2011)

Sisters, Victoria, 13, left, and Samantha, 14, right,
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Sisters, Victoria, 13, left, and Samantha, 14, right, Delgado of Glen Cove, along with Jon-Luc Monteforte, rear, left, 14, and Christopher Ortiz, 14, rear left, both of Glen Cove ride the Pharaohs Fury ride at the festival. Church of St. Rocco's traditional feast had to be canceled last year because of no money and lack of volunteers. This year it's back, and with a record number of visitors. (July 30, 2011)

Joseph and Michael Suozzi, of Glen Cove, ride
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Joseph and Michael Suozzi, of Glen Cove, ride the Round Up as the festival opens/ Church of St. Rocco's traditional feast had to be canceled last year because of no money and lack of volunteers. This year it's back, and with a record number of visitors. (July 30, 2011)

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Church of St. Rocco's traditional feast had to
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Church of St. Rocco's traditional feast had to be canceled last year because of no money and lack of volunteers. This year it's back, and with a record number of visitors. (July 30, 2011)

Grace Riccobono, of Graces Italian specialties, located in
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Grace Riccobono, of Graces Italian specialties, located in Massapequa Park, prepares calzones prior to the festival being opened. Church of St. Rocco's traditional feast had to be canceled last year because of no money and lack of volunteers. This year it's back, and with a record number of visitors. (July 30, 2011)

Ann Newell, of Deer Park, puts oreos in
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Ann Newell, of Deer Park, puts oreos in batter, preparing to fry them. Church of St. Rocco's traditional feast had to be canceled last year because of no money and lack of volunteers. This year it's back, and with a record number of visitors. (July 30, 2011)

Jim Coniglione, of Glen Cove eats a sausage
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Jim Coniglione, of Glen Cove eats a sausage and pepper hero while attending the festival. Church of St. Rocco's traditional feast had to be canceled last year because of no money and lack of volunteers. This year it's back, and with a record number of visitors. (July 30, 2011)

Church of St. Rocco's traditional feast had to
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Church of St. Rocco's traditional feast had to be canceled last year because of no money and lack of volunteers. This year it's back, and with a record number of visitors. (July 30, 2011)

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Father Daniel, center, Father Elias, back left, and
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Father Daniel, center, Father Elias, back left, and Dom Gabriel, back right walk towards the church of St. Rocco after grabbing a bite to eat. Church of St. Rocco's traditional feast had to be canceled last year because of no money and lack of volunteers. This year it's back, and with a record number of visitors. (July 30, 2011)

Adam Lavender, 16, of Sea Cliff, eats a
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Adam Lavender, 16, of Sea Cliff, eats a kebab during the festival. Church of St. Rocco's traditional feast had to be canceled last year because of no money and lack of volunteers. This year it's back, and with a record number of visitors. (July 30, 2011)

Father Elias, left, and Dom Gabriel of the
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Father Elias, left, and Dom Gabriel of the Church of St. Rocco, walk through the festival to grab a bite to eat. Church of St. Rocco's traditional feast had to be canceled last year because of no money and lack of volunteers. This year it's back, and with a record number of visitors. (July 30, 2011)

Ashley McBrien, 20, of Levittown, and KEnny Gallart,
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Ashley McBrien, 20, of Levittown, and KEnny Gallart, 22, of Farmingdale walk the street of the festival. Church of St. Rocco's traditional feast had to be canceled last year because of no money and lack of volunteers. This year it's back, and with a record number of visitors. (July 30, 2011)

The Giglio Band plays in the center of
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

The Giglio Band plays in the center of the festival. Church of St. Rocco's traditional feast had to be canceled last year because of no money and lack of volunteers. This year it's back, and with a record number of visitors. (July 30, 2011)

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Mike Rutigliano, of Huntington, plays a gun game
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Mike Rutigliano, of Huntington, plays a gun game while at the fesitvsal. Church of St. Rocco's traditional feast had to be canceled last year because of no money and lack of volunteers. This year it's back, and with a record number of visitors. (July 30, 2011)

Debbie Schaeffer of Muttontown shows a shirt to
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Debbie Schaeffer of Muttontown shows a shirt to her son Nico Vigliotti, 14, before purchasing it for him. Church of St. Rocco's traditional feast had to be canceled last year because of no money and lack of volunteers. This year it's back, and with a record number of visitors. (July 30, 2011)

The Saraya family, up front (L-R) Rania, with
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

The Saraya family, up front (L-R) Rania, with daughters Zaynah, 6, and Norah, 9 and Madeline Amato, play a water gun game at the carnival. Church of St. Rocco's traditional feast had to be canceled last year because of no money and lack of volunteers. This year it's back, and with a record number of visitors. (July 30, 2011)

Joe Allocco points out a ride to his
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Joe Allocco points out a ride to his son Joseph, 12, of Franklin Square while walking through the festival. Church of St. Rocco's traditional feast had to be canceled last year because of no money and lack of volunteers. This year it's back, and with a record number of visitors. (July 30, 2011)

Church of St. Rocco's traditional feast had to
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Church of St. Rocco's traditional feast had to be canceled last year because of no money and lack of volunteers. This year it's back, and with a record number of visitors. (July 30, 2011)

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Church of St. Rocco's traditional feast had to
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Church of St. Rocco's traditional feast had to be canceled last year because of no money and lack of volunteers. This year it's back, and with a record number of visitors. (July 30, 2011)

Church of St. Rocco's traditional feast had to
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Church of St. Rocco's traditional feast had to be canceled last year because of no money and lack of volunteers. This year it's back, and with a record number of visitors. (July 30, 2011)

Paul DiLollo, left, and his younger brother, Nick,
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Paul DiLollo, left, and his younger brother, Nick, both of Locust Valley eat away at italian meals. Church of St. Rocco's traditional feast had to be canceled last year because of no money and lack of volunteers. This year it's back, and with a record number of visitors. (July 30, 2011)

Chris Melillo, 18, of Glen Cove hands over
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Chris Melillo, 18, of Glen Cove hands over a newly made sausage and pepper hero to be served to a customer. Church of St. Rocco's traditional feast had to be canceled last year because of no money and lack of volunteers. This year it's back, and with a record number of visitors. (July 30, 2011)

Children ride the Super Shot ride during the
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Children ride the Super Shot ride during the festival. Church of St. Rocco's traditional feast had to be canceled last year because of no money and lack of volunteers. This year it's back, and with a record number of visitors. (July 30, 2011)

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Volunteers Kay Grella, 93; Angela Picardi, 53; Jean
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Volunteers Kay Grella, 93; Angela Picardi, 53; Jean Visslailli, 91; and Yolanda Ruthkowski, 85; all of Glen Cove, work the salad station at the Feast of St. Rocco. (July 26, 2011)

Parishioners from the Church of St. Rocco cook
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Parishioners from the Church of St. Rocco cook and serve all the food for the feast. (July 26, 2011)

Arabella Stanco, of Glen Cove, enjoys a homemade
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Arabella Stanco, of Glen Cove, enjoys a homemade Italian pastry at the Feast of St. Rocco. (July 26, 2011)

Rocio Porres, of Glen Head, shares zeppoles with
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Rocio Porres, of Glen Head, shares zeppoles with her sons Matteo, 4, and Daniel, 7, at the Feast of St. Rocco. (July 26, 2011)

The Feast of St. Rocco, organized by the
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

The Feast of St. Rocco, organized by the Church of St. Rocco in Glen Cove, is a traditional Italian-American festival honoring the church's patron saint. More than 50,000 people attend six-day event each year. (July 26, 2011)

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Kathy DiSimone, of Glen Cove, Chef Arturo Gomes,
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Kathy DiSimone, of Glen Cove, Chef Arturo Gomes, of Glen Cove, and Joanne Riccardi, of Upper Brookville, volunteer at the Feast of St. Rocco. (July 26, 2011)

David Backus, of Glen Cove, orders sausage and
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

David Backus, of Glen Cove, orders sausage and peppers at the Feast of St. Rocco. (July 26, 2011)

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