Created: 08/24/2014 11:52 PM WHEC.com
Local Italians celebrated their culture at the Abruzzese Festival in Gates on Sunday.
The day-long Italian Festival kicked off with a mass and included music, a spaghetti eating contest, a live performance from Lou Gramm and a fireworks display.
Proceeds from the Abruzzese Festival benefit the Catholic Family Center, the Open Door Mission and Alternatives for Battered Women.
News10NBC’s Amanda Ciavarri was the mistress of ceremonies.