Italian-American Festival

June 15-17, 2017  -  Downtown Canton, Ohio

2017 - Armen Pileggi

2004 - Judge Sara Lioi

2003 - Samuel J. Ferrucio, Jr.
2002 - Alfred A. Olivieri
2001 - Mayor Francis H. Cicchinelli, Jr.
2000 - William & Yolanda Campolieto
1999 - Nicholas L. Boscia
1998 - Mayor Richard D. Watkins

1997 - Msgr. Dacian O. Barrette
1996 - Guy M. Cicchini
1995 - Philomena "Fannie" Falcone
1994 - Msgr. James P. McLaughlin

1993 - Joseph Bulso

The Italian Festival Dedication Award is presented to a member of the greater Stark County community who has made a positive impact on the Italian community in particular, and the entire community in general. The Award recipient is recognized as an individual who appreciates and espouses the true spirit and goals of the Italian Festival. The Italian American Festival Foundation & our entire Stark County Italian Community is proud to salute & dedicate our 2017 Festival to Armen Pileggi. 


Armen Pileggi's dedication award will be presented at the Italian Festival Dominic J. Bagnoli Sr. Awards Breakfast on Thursday, June 15, 2017.

2017 Festival Dedication

Stark County

2016 - John B. Sirpilla

2015 - Steve DiPietro & David DiPietro

2014 - Father Thomas G. Bishop
2013 - Judge Taryn Heath
2012 - Vince Lemmo
2011 - Nancy Coletti
2010 - Ange Monastra
2009 - Judge Francis G. Forchione
2008 - "Louie" Mattachione
2007 - Dr. Mark J. Pellegrino
2006 - Sam Coletti
2005 - Thomas Bernabei

1992 - Tony Diano
1992 - Columba Meola
1991 - Salvatore J. DiPietro
1991 - Gulielmo A. "Coach" Shori
1991 - John D. Ferrero
1990 - Philip Mastroianni
1990 - James V. Armogida
1989 - Joseph C. Cerreta
1989 - Judge Anthony Flex
1988 - Dr. James Pagano
1987 - Judge LeRoy J. Contie, Jr.

Past Dedication Recipients