Mayor Gary Christenson was recently surprised at the 92nd Anniversary Banquet of the St. Rocco Fraternal Association of Malden. The annual event commemorated 92 years of St. Rocco’s Feast. Although the Mayor was aware that the event would honor Salvatore “Butch” Gennetti, he was completely surprised when event host and President Joyce Mover announced that the second honoree was Mayor Christenson for all of his support over the years of the banquet as well as St. Rocco’s Feast. Mayor Christenson was presented with citations as well as a statue of St. Rocco that came from Italy. The Gennetti family was in attendance as was Mayor Christenson’s family and friends.
The banquet raised funds for this year’s annual celebration St. Rocco’s Feast which brings rich Italian traditions to Malden. This year’s event will take place August 12th, 13th, and 14th in the Edgeworth section of Malden.
For more information, please visit www.saintroccosfeast.org.
Pictured: Salvatore "Butch" Gennetti, President of St. Rocco Association Joyce Mover, and Mayor Gary Christenson