A 107 year tradition continued on Sunday night in Lackawanna County.
The Columbus Association of Lackawanna County held their annual banquet at Fiorelli’s in Peckville.
It is their way of commemorating Columbus Day and the discovery of America.
The association gave out their “Man of the Year” award to Dr. Gino Mori to honor his career in medicine and his service to the community.
On Monday, they will honor the contributions of Christopher Columbus and all Italian Americans by laying a wreath at the Columbus statue on Courthouse Square in Scranton.
The events have become a long standing holiday tradition.
“I think it started in the early 1900’s, there’s a lot of tradition, a lot of history every year. And sometimes us younger guys have a little time bucking the old guys to change their ways a little bit but it seems to be working,” says Columbus Association of Lackawanna County Treasurer, Ron Cordaro.
Former Scranton Councilman, Neil Trama Sr. helped get Columbus Day fixed to the second Monday in October back in 1971.