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St. Bart's Italian Festival Concludes in Scotch Plains

Father John Paladino draws the raffle winner's name. Credits: John Mooney
A great final night at the St. Bart's Italian Festival. Credits: John Mooney
Rides at the St. Bart's Italian Festival on Monday night. Credits: John Mooney
A winner! Credits: John Mooney
Sausage and pepper station at the St. Bart's Italian Festival. Credits: John Mooney
SPPD Detective Shawn Johnson with SPF PAL players Credits: John Mooney
Games of skill at the St. Bart's Italian Festival. Credits: John Mooney
Carousel rides Credits: John Mooney
Former Fanwood Councilman Dave Valian, his son, David, and Al Mirabella Credits: John Mooney
Lines for the Alien Abduction ride at the St. Bart's Italian Festival. Credits: John Mooney
Rides at the St. Bart's Italian Festival. Credits: John Mooney
Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith and Town Administrator Al Mirabella Credits: John Mooney
The VooDudes performed their New Orleans Jazz & Funk music. Credits: John Mooney
Large crowd for the St. Bart's Festival's final night. Credits: John Mooney
Lines for zeppoles at the St. Bart's Italian Festival. Credits: John Mooney

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The four-day St. Bart's Italian Festival came to its conclusion on Monday night with large crowds and a Super 50/50 Raffle winner who will will receive roughly half of the $35,000 jackpot. Father John Paladino, pastor of St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church pulled the name of Chihui An, a Scotch Plains resident, shortly after 8:00 p.m.

For the rest of the attendees, the conclusion signals the end of the summer of 2017, the beginning of the school year, and for some, the last chance to get zeppoles until 2018.

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