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ATLANTIC CITY- to kick off the Columbus Day Weekend, members of the Bonnie Blue Foundation and the Columbus Day Committee of Atlantic City, hosted the Miss Columbus Day Triple Crown Pageant.
Special guest, Miss America 1984 Suzette Charles attended the event. You may also know her as Miss New Jersey 1983.
The festivities continued, with a mass at the Parish of Saint Monica, attended by the ew columbus day titleholders and celebratory Italian-Americans.
"He is the great discoverer and we're here to perpetuate his memory and to honor the glory of the Italian America people, who have given so much to the world," said Honorable Judge Gennaro Consalvo.
A few particularly giving Italian-Americans were honored today with awards for distinguished community and public service.
The mass and ceremony were followed by a commemorative laying of the wreathe at the Christopher Columbus Statue in Atlantic City.
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