When you go to the Gigilio Sunday you know you will be shoulder to shoulder with your fellow man. I’m not speaking only of the lifters. This is also the case with those who want to see the lift. The spectators were even more closely knit this year as the tower was moved to a new launch spot, and with new housing development this made navigating the tower’s dance down Havemeyer more difficult.
When you want a prime view you will hear, “Back up, back up, back up.” The men powering the tower’s dance need room to move.
The attendance for this year’s Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Feast was up to pre-COVID times numbers. This is good news to the parish, as it’s a major fundraiser.
“Feast 2022 has come to an end! We thank you all, especially our Paranza, for helping us carry our traditions on to the next generation!” stated a post on Olmcfeast’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Olmcfeast/, which documents each day of the feast in pictures and videos. The facebook comments are from locals, but many are former neighbors viewing virtually.