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 The 89th Annual Feast was huge success.

Thank you sponsors, members, friends, and entertainers

for your continued support.

The Festival started Friday, August 1st and ended Sunday,

 August 3rd, 2014.

Friday:  5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Saturday:  4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Sunday:  5:00 to 10:00 p.m.

The Annual at "dusk" walking procession was held on

Thursday, July 31st.

Our mass was celebrated on Sunday, Aug 3rd 9:00 a.m. at our beautiful chapel.

$ 2.00 ~~ Daily Admission Fee

Children under ~~12 FREE

Great Entertainment!  Such As:

Friday:  The Savage Brothers Band

The Savage Brothers, a Hartford based band established in 1984, is a 6 piece funkin', rockin', and rhythm group. The band features a two piece horn section and three brothers of the same last name…Savage. The band has performed over 4000 shows all over New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Mexico. The Savage Brothers have shared the stage with such acts such as Tower of Power, Joan Osborne, James Cotton, Southside Johnny, Lisa Lisa, The Guess Who, Marshall Tucker, and John Cafferty.

The group is made up of Keith Kruser, guitar, keyboard and vocals; Steve Savage, trombone, harmonica, rhythm guitar, and vocals; Michael Savage, drums and vocals; Frank Cook, lead guitar; Les Haley, bass and vocals and Tom Savage saxes, flute, and vocals. They have released 2 full albums/CDs including the latest "Population 6" which has been critically acclaimed and has sold over 5000 copies!

 

Saturday:  Deana Martin (Singer/Actress)

Deana is the daughter of legendary singer-actor and Las Vegas Rat Pack member Dean Martin.

Ms. Martin made her television debut in 1966, performing on her father’s legendary television show, “The Dean Martin Show.” A successful nightclub entertainment career soon followed, including appearances at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas and the hallowed Whisky A-Go-Go in Hollywood.

In addition to performing on her international concert tour, she is the author of a best-selling book, “Memories Are Made Of This.”

The involvement of Deana makes our time honored

Festival, a truly unique experience, coupled with the music and performance you’ve come to expect and love.   She will have another unbelievable night for us. And this year,  Deana brings:

Joe Piscopo (Comedian/Actor)

Joe is an American comedian and actor best known for his work on  Saturday Night Live where he played a variety of recurring characters. One of Piscopo's more successful bits on SNL included his sports commentary on the Weekend Update portion of the show (called "SNL Newsbreak" at that time), led by a series of rhyming or otherwise associated words, rather than a sentence, leading up to his first story.

Television, film, theater, nightclub - they're all fields in which Joe Piscopo has won the acclaim and affection of millions. For over 25 years, Joe has proven to be a comedic icon and one of the brightest lights in show business!

Also, Mike Marino will make a special performance.  Mike is a comedian who has performed from New York to the west coast.  He can be seen nightly on he Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store in Hollywood.

 

The Cake Boss Stars

Some of the staff returns. Buddy's cakes are stunning and so richly detailed they could easily be considered edible works of art. The Cake Boss Buddy Valastro has become a phenomenon in the pastry world, creating cakes on his show Cake Boss.

Needless to say , the show, which features Buddy and a cast of characters he calls his “famiglia” (some actually are his blood relatives), is a extraordinary hit. The appeal in the show is that it is not just about cake, but also about family. Buddy is as passionate about his family as he is about his work.  The cake boss is eager to bring his two passions together.  Enjoy the pastry and meet the staff.  Pictures ad autographs available.

Sunday:  Ray Guillemette (A Ray of Elvis)

Ray returns.  Ray was born and raised in Massachusetts. When he was young, Elvis music was the only music he would listen to and he understood then that it was more than just music that made Elvis who he was - it was instead his underlying desire to make people and fans feel special beyond the stage. Ray says he works to make sure his performances are a positive interpretation and experience - and not just in costume and song, but from a personality perspective as well. In addition to being a tribute artist, Ray is also a professional chef, actor and motivational speaker. Ray's favorite song is "Walk A Mile in My Shoes."  Ray was a huge hit last year.

The Cake Boss Stars

Enjoy the pastry!!!

 Sunday: Annual Grease Pole climb.

So come and enjoy.

Carnival Rides!  Great Italian Food!  Family Event!

**** No pets, outside beverages, coolers, or outside food allowed!!! ***

 

 

2013 Festival Pictures

 

Thank you to all the Sponsors.  Your continued support has been greatly appreciated.

2013 Sponsors

 

 

2012

2012 Feast Photos

2012 Entertainment

Veronica Ballestrini

Veronica’s 2009 debut album, “What I’m All About”, capably demonstrated her unique take on the modern Pop-Country sound. She released three singles and videos from the record ("Amazing," "Out There Somewhere," "Don’t Say"), propelling her into the consciousness of Country music fans around the globe and earning more than a quarter-million views of her videos  on CMT.com alone. Part of Veronica's success comes from her undeniable Pop-Country crossover appeal. She points out that while she considers her music to be Country, that doesn't mean that it can't have its own spin on the genre. "It's just a different style of Country music," she says.

 

 

Dr K's Mo Town Revue

Without a doubt, The Motown Sound has left an indelible stamp on the heart, soul and mind of several generations of fans world wide. Over the years many of the artist and writers responsible for bringing to the world this incredible body of work has passed on. The music however, lives on through movies, radio, television commercials, collectible CD's, dance halls, weddings and karaoke clubs. It's not just the songs but the memories associated with them that have forever imprinted the Motown Sound in the hearts and souls of music fans. 

That brings us to Paul Korman and his visionary quest to create the ultimate Motown tribute band. He has put together an amazing array of seasoned musicians and singers that he's either played with or wanted to play with over the years. Together they have become Dr. K's Motown Revue. This outstanding band of musicians and signers takes you on ea very realistic journey of the Motown sound, and makes you want to sing along on every familiar song they play.  Their appeal in large part is attributable to the perfect blend of the Motown era costumes worn and the outstanding group of singers.

 

Mary Ann Esposito

Mary Ann is an American chef and television host of Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito, which started in 1989 and is the longest-running television cooking program in America. Esposito has published over a dozen cookbooksMary Ann Esposito was raised in Buffalo, New York.

In the mid-1980's she submitted a proposal for a cooking show to New Hampshire Public Television. The show was delayed production because of the small size of the television station, however, upon moving to a larger station, a pilot was filmed. The pilot was a test to not only gauge viewer reception, but, to also see how Esposito would be on camera. On the hottest day of the year in the region, the television crew came to Esposito's home in Durham, New Hampshire and the pilot was filmed. Upon airing, the pilot received great reception and the longest running television cooking show was born.

Family Members of the Cake Boss Show

Cake Boss is an American reality television series, airing on the cable television network TLC. Set at Carlo's Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey, the show mainly follows Buddy Valastro and his family as they operate their business, with a focus on how they make their cakes, along with family gatherings and celebrations. 

Carlo's is a true family business, as Buddy employs his mother, his wife, four sisters, and three brothers-in-law. As you can imagine, all of this family closeness can result in some tension and arguments.  Cake Boss is a documentary style reality television show that brings viewers right into the action as the staff deals with bridezillas, unusual requests, supply issues, and rush orders.

 

Deana Martin

The daughter of the legendary Dean Martin, she has performed from Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas to the legendary Paramount Theatre in New York, from the Coral Springs Centre for the Arts in Florida to Harrah’s in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Recently Deana was the special guest star, performing with Regis Philbin at the prestigious Grand Palace Theatre, Missouri’s largest Performance Art Theatre and in a reunion concert with Davy Jones of The Monkeys at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Illinois.  And of course has performed at the Mt Carmel Feast for the last two years.

                                                        

Unlike any other production, the involvement of Deana makes this a truly unique experience, coupled with the music and performance you’ve come to expect. Accompanied by Vincent Falcone, Frank Sinatra's musical conductor, she will have another unbelievable night for us. Vicent performed with many entertainers such as Tony Bennett, Connie Francis, Paul Anka, Jerry Lewis, and Robert Goulet.   And this year Deana will be joined by Mary Wilson.

Mary Wilson 

While Ms. Wilson is best known as a founding member of the world’s most famous female trio "The Supremes"– they recorded 12 No.1 hits from 1964 to 1969 – the legendary singer’s career did not stop there, and she continues to soar to untold heights. 

In 1988, Mary Wilson accepted the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of the Supremes when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 1994, the Supremes received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 1998, they were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.

Ticket to Ride

The Beatles, the most influential Band of the Sixties, lives on with Ticket to Ride. Recreating the Beatle sound and harmonies, in  the original key and the Beatles famous guitar and drum arsenal, Ticket to Ride goes "over the top"!

 Ticket to ride is comprised of four very talented musicians with loads of experience.

Marcello Sparagna  

Marcello sings a wide variety of songs and is noted for his interpretations of Elvis Presley, Tom Jones, Frank Sinatra, and many others.

Brad Davis

On April 11, 2012 Brad Davis observed a remarkable feat - his 35th anniversary as morning man at WDRC AM. At various times his show has been heard on both AM and FM but Davis was already a broadcast veteran by the time he arrived at Big D in 1977.

A native of Stafford Springs, Brad was raised on his grandfather's dairy farm in the Hazardville section of Enfield. After a stint in the U.S. Marines he began working at WACE in Chicopee in 1956.  The Brad Davis Show was Connecticut's answer to Dick Clark's Bandstand. It was a Saturday afternoon show featuring live local teenagers dancing to the day's hottest records. Brad Davis in a Hartford Courant photo - September 18, 2008

 

 

 

86th Annual Feast

Aug. 5th, 6th, 7th, 2011

2011 Feast Photos

 

85th Annual Feast

July 31st, Aug. 1st and Aug. 2nd

Another great year at the Mt. Carmel Grounds

2010 Feast Photos

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Deana Martin, the daughter of Dean Martin was the main headliner for the Saturday night performance.  Thousands of fans raved at her performance.

Deana Martin [deanamartin.com] - Home

She is an accomplished singer, actor, radio personality, and a best selling book author.  Deana is a top 10 recording classical jazz artist.  In 2009, she released her CD "Volare" and her book "Memories Are Made of This."  Her book, a biography from her eyes talks about the upbringing as a child of her famous father.  The book is being made into a movie.

A giant video screen will accompany her act showing private home movies, some never seen before, of Deana and her father and others.

Deana often talks about what it was like growing up with such renown actors, singers, and comedians, such as Jerry Lewis, John Wayne, Elvis, and Lucille Ball.

Deana will held a CD and book signing event at the Enfield, CT Barnes and Noble on Thurs. July 29th from 4 to 6 P.M.

Musical conductor for the evening is Vincent Falcone. Vincent was Frank Sinatra's personal music conductor and pianist.  He performed with many entertainers such as Tony Bennett, Connie Francis, Paul Anka, Jerry Lewis, and Robert Goulet.  He is currently performing at Ceasar's Palace in Las Vegas. 

According to Carl Sferrazza, President of the Mt Carmel Society, "Deana has a wonderful voice and she is incredibly talented, so we are thrilled to have her become a part of this year's event."

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WDRC Radio Personality Brad Davis was the Master of Ceremony for the evening.  Visit Brad's website: braddavis@talkofconnecticut.com

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We're proud of our Italian tradition.

Enjoy the great food prepared by the members, the grease pole, carnival rides for kids & adults, and other amusement.

Some food items include: fried calamari, home made sauce on fried dough, mozzarella sticks, grinders made with sausage and peppers or meatballs, home made pizza, and Italian pastry.

 

Celebrate mass on Sunday morning at our private Chapel along with the members.

 

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2010 Feast Photos

(Photos of Prior Festivals) .

2009 Feast Photos

Pete Bellico is our oldest member.  He was caught dancing to the music of the Glamour Girls on Sunday night.  Remember Pete is 101 years old.  "Remarkable!"

Watch Pete ---> Pete Bellico

 

2008 Feast Photos

2007 Festival

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