Bruce Sohn Receives 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award

Bruce Sohn grew up in Herrin and graduated from Herrin High School in 1979. He is the son of Harvard and Miriam Sohn. He is married to the former Julia Klingelsmith, also of Herrin. She is the daughter of Herrinites Rick and Stephanie Klingelsmith. Sohn will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for HerrinFesta Italiana -2014 […]

Don and Eleanor Quaglia – 2014 Grand Parade Marshalls

Don and Eleanor Quaglia of Herrin have been named Grand Parade Marshals for HerrinFesta Italiana 2014. They will lead the Grand Festa Parade May 24 through downtown Herrin and be honored at various events May 19-26. The couple are known for their dedication to the organizations they serve, their attention to detail in both professional […]

Robert T. DeFilippis – 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

The Lifetime Achievement Award at HerrinFesta Italiana is given annually to an individual who has achieved professional and personal success in their career and made a difference in their community. Robert T. “Bob” DeFilippis returned to his native Herrin in 2007.   He is an author, columnist and blogger with a long and successful career in […]

David & Carla Hays – 2013 Grand Parade Marshalls

 Herrin’s dynamic duo, David and Carla Pagano Hays, have been named 2013  HerrinFesta Italiana Grand Parade Marshals. They will lead the Grand Parade at 11 a.m. through downtown Herrin Saturday, May 25 and be present at Festa activities May 20-27. The Hays are owners of Mary’s Restaurant and Mary’s Bed and Breakfast in Herrin.  He […]

Corporate Honoree – Walker’s Bluff

For both Cynde and David Bunch, the visionaries of Walker’s Bluff, the soft rolling hills, fertile acreage and a heritage steeped in memories propelled the creation of Walker’s Bluff in 2008. Acquiring land that had been in Cynde Bunch’s family since 1934 was the first step toward what would become Southern Illinois’ premier dining and […]

HerrinFesta Italiana announces their Festa Honorees for 2013

Grand Parade Marshalls are David and Carla Pagano Hays of Herrin. The dynamic couple are owners of Mary’s Restaurant in Herrin and co-principals with the Green Grass Group owners of Kokopelli Golf Club and Restaurant in Marion and community activists in the region. Robert DeFilippis of Herrin has been named to receive the Lifetime Achievement […]

2012 Corporate Honoree: Pisoni Real Estate

Pisoni Real Estate is Corporate Honoree for HerrinFesta Italiana 2012. The Pisoni family has been on the business scene of the Herrin area for more than half a century. Pisoni Insurance and Real Estate was founded  in l942. Tony and Mary Pisoni, parents of current owner, Richard Pisoni, knew the value of thrift and hard […]

2012 Grand Parade Marshals: Paul and Dixie Restivo

Paul and Dixie Restivo, a Herrin couple dedicated to Herrin community activities and to their professional work – he was a longtime Herrin High School Coach and Athletic Director – she is an RN and worked both at Herrin Hospital and for Dr. Dan Kane, are the 2012 HerrinFesta Italiana Grand Parade Marshalls. 

2012 Lifetime Achievement Award: U.S. Congressman Jerry F. Costello

Herrin – The Lifetime Achievement Award at HerrinFesta Italiana is given annually to an individual who has achieved professional and personal success in their career and made a difference in their community. Congressman Jerry F. Costello was first elected to the United States Congress 12th District in Illinois in 1988.  The 12-term Congressman has served […]

2011 Corporate Honoree: IBEW Local 702

One hundred years ago a group of electrical workers met in Herrin, IL to discuss working conditions issues. They joined the IBEW to form Local Union 702, promoting safety, reasonable wages, industry friendship and dispute settlements in times of need. Their efforts prevailed, and now Local 702 celebrates l00 years of continued support from over […]