Tag Archives: 2015

2015 Little Mr. and Miss Pageant HerrinFesta Contest Winners

The Little Mr. and Miss HerrinFesta pageant returned to the Herrin Civic Center this year. The Herrin Women’s Club sponsored the event for children 0 to 2 years old. Winners Girls 0-3 months Jia Allard 4-6 months Kaidence Banks 7-9 months Brynleigh Barton 10-11 months Emelle Anna Richard 1 year Thayer Waldenmann 2 years Emaleigh […]

HerrinFesta History & Heritage Exhibit

In celebration of HerrinFesta’s 25th Annual festival a History & Heritage Exhibition will be on display at the Herrin Chamber seminar rooms. The Festa Art and Craft Contest will return in future years. An unusual gallery of Herrin pictures and memorabilia will be available for Festa visitors. The Little Egypt Art Association will maintain their regular Gift Shop […]

Raymond Serati – Lifetime Achievement Award – 2015

Lifetime Achievement award recipient is Raymond Serati, Springfield.  He is a Herrin native and a 1959 graduate of Southern Illinois University where he was named “Outstanding Journalism Graduate.” His parents were Charles and Caroline Serati and he had one brother, Frank.  All are deceased.  He attended our Lady of Mt. Carmel Grade School.  He was […]

Corporate Honoree – Monchino Management, LLC

Herrin based Monchino Management, LLC was formed in 1998.  Monchino Management specializes in providing management services to hotels and restaurants.  Since its inception, the company has managed 34 hotels in nine states with a cumulative asset value of more than $180,000,000 with annual revenues exceeding $50,000,000.  Presently Monchino Management, LLC manages 12 hotels and provides […]

Marilyn Berra Phillips – 2015 Grand Parade Marshal

HerrinFesta Italiana celebrates their 25th annual festival Memorial Day weekend.  Herrin native, Marilyn Berra Phillips has been named 2015 HerrinFesta Grand Parade Marshal.  She is a long time volunteer, business woman and currently owner of The Burger Nook in Herrin.  After a brush with fame when her Sparta, Illinois dress shop was used in the movie In […]