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Italy celebrated in Mirboo North

Leading the way: the Procession of Statue launched the Italian Festa in Mirboo North at 11am on Sunday.

ORGANISERS were thrilled as hundreds descended on Mirboo North for the fourth Italian Festa on Sunday.

With incredible entertainment, lovely weather and authentic Italian food, the event was a hit.

“We had faith that it was going to be a really beautiful day. It was an excellent environment for families to enjoy and people to catch up. It was just a welcoming, Italian event,” organiser Rosie Romano said.

“We have loved planning an event for people to come to, enjoy fabulous food, great entertainment and showcase the best of Italy.”

The Italian Festa teamed up with Boo Events this year. Boo Events ran the market stalls, which worked a treat to attract more people into the area.

“The girls really did an amazing job,” Ms Romano said.

The entertainment kicked off following the open air Mass service and Procession of Statue through Baromi Park.

Featured in the entertainment were Mirboo North Primary School students, flag throwers from Italy, Roman soldiers, a spaghetti eating competition and the grape stomping competition.

“The flag throwers were spectacular. This is their first time in Victoria, but they have performed all over the world and they love coming back to Australia,” Ms Romano said.

Food stalls were presented at every turn, offering authentic tastes from all regions of Italy.

Ms Romano said the event has continued to grow every year with fantastic support from the local community.

Impressive: Ivan Samori led the flag throwers of Italy at the Italian Festa on Sunday.

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