2011 Lifetime Achievement Award: Mario Moccia

Mario Moccia, Athletic Director at Southern Illinois University will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at HerrinFesta Italiana over Memorial Day weekend. The award is given annually to an individual of Italian heritage who has achieved professional and personal success in their career and made a difference in their community. Moccia’s  Italian heritage can be traced […]

2011 Grand Parade Marshall: Shirley Morani Cooper

Shirley Morani Cooper, a longtime Herrin community volunteer, has been named Grand Parade Marshall for HerrinFesta Italiana – 2011. She is the daughter of Sam Alfred Morani from Vinca, Italy and Mary Martha Oldani who was born in Herrin. Her father and his family traveled from Italy to sail  from Havre, France to New York […]