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Glen Cove's Feast of St. Rocco 2011

Chris Melillo, 18, of Glen Cove hands over

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) Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

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
Photo 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,
Photo 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
Photo 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)

Church of St. Rocco's traditional feast had to
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

Father Daniel, center, Father Elias, back left, and
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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,
Photo 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
Photo 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)

Mike Rutigliano, of Huntington, plays a gun game
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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,
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

Volunteers Kay Grella, 93; Angela Picardi, 53; Jean
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

Kathy DiSimone, of Glen Cove, Chef Arturo Gomes,
Photo 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
Photo 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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