2017 Poker Run Grand Prize


Travel voucher can only be used towards a vacation package booked with Mindy’s Miles Travel Agency, maximum value of travel voucher is $1000.00. Winner of travel voucher can upgrade to a higher priced package, winner will be responsible for any cost exceeding $1000.00. Preferred vendors for Mindy’s Miles Travel Agency include: Allegiant Air, Fun Jet […]



Frank & Vicki Colombo – 2017 Grand Parade Marshals


HerrinFesta Italiana names Frank and Vicki Colombo as Grand Parade Marshals for 2017.  The Colombo’s are longtime Herrin business leaders and community activists.  Herrin High school sweethearts, they re-united and married in 1993.  Frank is a Herrin native and lifetime resident of southern Illinois.  The couple resides in rural Williamson County. Frank enjoyed a  forty […]



Dr. Russ and Dee Fine – 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award


Dr. Russ and Dee ( Davadeen Woerner) Fine, Birmingham, Al will receive the HerrinFesta Italiana Lifetime Achievement award for 2017 over Memorial Day weekend. Area natives Russ and Dee Fine have made every effort to pack three or more lifetimes into one grand, on-going adventure.  Since eloping more than fifty years ago, after a half-dozen […]



Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois – 2017 Corporate Honoree


Herrin – HerrinFesta Italiana  names Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois as their Corporate Honoree for 2017.“Essential.”  That’s the term best used to describe Veterans  Airport of Southern Illinois.  With its 8,000 foot primary runway; 5,000 foot secondary runway; sophisticated  instrument landing systems; air traffic control tower; full service Fixed Base Operator; numerous aircraft hangar facilities; […]



Nesler’s Polar Whip – Energy


It’s a legacy business in the region.  Family owned with family workers, day in and day out, except Sundays, Nesler’s Polar Whip begins their day at 5:30 a.m.   Burgers by the hundreds are served each week at the little place that brings fame, and certainly a good living, to Ron and Jeannie Nesler and their […]