SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The St. Bart's Labor Day Italian Festival concluded a successful four-day run on Monday with the highlighly anticipated Super 50/50 raffle of over $26,000, which was won by parishoner Michael Otchy. 

Despite rain earlier in the day, the skies cleared in time for the festival's 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. session on its concluding evening. 

"God blessed us with four great days," said Father John Paladino, pastor of St. Bartholomew Church. "We are grateful to everyone who came out to support St. Bartholomew Church, St. Bart's Academy, and UNICO. We are already looking forward to next year." is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily local news source. Sign up for our free daily eNewsletter and “Like” us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.