The Bravo Italiano Festival kicked off on Friday evening with multiple events at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds Arena, including the Miss Italia Pageant.
The pageant winner was Samantha R. Sampson, 16, a senior at General Brown Junior-Senior High School, Dexter. Finishing second was Michaella R. Levine, 17, a freshman at Jefferson Community College.
Following the pageant was a musical performance from Cousin Vinny with Cory Grant.
Video can be found at http://wdt.me/azVbLH.
The two-day event, hosted by the Italian-American Civic Association, will continue today. Highlights include a bocce tournament from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the associations clubhouse, Bellew Avenue, a performance by the Arrhythmias and an Italian Mass at 5:30 p.m.