Columbus Day Celebration Draws a Crowd
The annual Blessing of the Wreaths on Sat., Oct. 8 began in St. Michael Church, where Monseignor Gerard Schmitz blessed the 30 wreaths from local clubs and organizations. Each wreath was then carried in procession, by its contributor, to the Christopher Columbus Statue in Wooster Park on Chapel Street and placed in front of the Christopher Columbus statue. A brief ceremony followed. The photo above shows a part of the procession heading toward the statue. Note US Representative Rosa DeLauro, her mother Luisa, Mayor Toni Harp, Representative Martin Looney and more.