St Mary of Carmen Society

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We would like to thank Signal Graphics Printing for a donation in support of our annual Christmas tree fundraiser. This allowed us to donate Christmas trees to families in need in Newton. Pictured with society members is Dave Sellers Jr, Executive Director of the John M Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton. Club families received trees along with other Newton families! 12/8/18

Society President Frank Battista singing Christmas carols with Mayor Fuller at the Nonantum Childrens Christmas Party Associations Annual lighting 12/2/18.

Society members selling Christmas trees during the 2018 season!

Festival Chairman Chuck Proia assisting society member Anthony Pellegrini with preparing Coletti-Magni Park for the Nonantum Childrens Christmas Party Associations annual lighting! 11/28/18.

Society members supporting the Ciociaro Club Dinner Dance!

Mayor Fuller met with officers of the Society in preparation for our 83rd festival in 2018.

The society again participated in both the Newton and Watertown Memorial Day parades in 2018.

An Award of Excellence was presented to the St Mary of Carmen Society by the Nonantum Neighborhood Association at its 2015 village day for "Dedication to the Community of Nonantum"!

The St Mary of Carmen Society participated in the 2015 Newton Memorial Day parade and the Watertown parade the following weekend.

The St Mary of Carmen Society hosted the Newton North Italian exchange students and their host families for dinner at the Sons of Italy on Tuesday, September 23rd.

The society cooked and served dinner for the third year in a row at the Boys & Girls Club Awards Night, June 3rd 2014!

Newtons 2014 Memorial Day Parade

The society donated to The Legit Band at their fundraiser. The Legit Band is playing at our 2014 festival on Friday.

Winners with their trophies are pictured below at th
e 1st annual Honda Village sponsored car show to benefit the St Mary of Carmen Society.

President Frank Battista (left) and festival chairman Chuck Proia (right) presenting awards sponsored by the St Mary of Carmen Society at the Boys & Girls Club Awards Night June 4, 2013.

Members of the Society cooked and served dinner.

Mayor McCarthy of Waltham joined us at the 78th festival, pictured here with our president and festival chairman.

We, The members of the Saint Mary of Carmen Society, wish to express our appreciation to Mayor Warren for his acknowledgement of the Society’s rich traditions and the positive role our organization plays in our community.

We are especially thankful for the official designation of Nonantum as Newton’s “Villaggio Italiano.”

Our statue of La Madonna Del Carmine was modeled after the Madonna (pictured here) in the town of Riccia, a little town in the province of Campobasso, in the region of Molise. The founders of our society all came from different towns and regions of Italy, someone from the Campobasso area must have had the suggestion, as La Madonna Del Carmine is popular all over Italy. The statues are almost identical except for the extra clothing on the one in Italy.
Here you can see a video of the statue in Italy: