SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) The organizers of the upcoming La Festa Italiana Scranton- are looking to help those impacted  by the earthquake in Italy.

   La Festa Italiana will be held In Scranton on Lackawanna County’s courthouse square Labor Day weekend.

  There are many citizens in the area who can trace their roots back to Italy.

     We spoke with a longtime organizer of La Festa, Chris DeMatteo, who tells Eyewitness News plans are developing for some sort of fundraising effort during the 4 day upcoming event.

    He tells us the area he has visited that area  hit by the earthquake  “It is personally heartbreaking to see. To just know that, a national disaster could happen. But, all we can do is pray, and raise some money to help those who don’t have anything right now”

  The 41st edition of La Festa will be September 2 though 5th

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