Bella giornata (beautiful day) at Al Quaal

Diamanti of Chicago performs during the St. Rocco - St. Anthony Society of Ishpeming's Italian Fest on Saturday at the Al Quaal Recreation Area. The event features homemade Italian food cooked by the Valela family, cudighis, Italian sandwiches, hot dogs and much more. Other highlights of Italian Fest include bingo, a greased pole with a $100 prize, free pony rides, a large glide slide, kid's obstacle course, children's games, games of chance and several arts and crafts vendors. (Journal photo by Justin Marietti)

At top: Diamanti of Chicago performs during the St. Rocco-St. Anthony Society of Ishpeming’s Italian Fest on Saturday at the Al Quaal Recreation Area. The event features homemade Italian food cooked by the Valela family, cudighis, Italian sandwiches, hot dogs and much more. Other highlights of Italian Fest include bingo, a greased pole with a $100 prize, free pony rides, a large glide slide, kids obstacle course, children’s games, games of chance and several arts and crafts vendors. At left: An Italian beef sandwich loaded with cheese was just one of the many food options at the event on Saturday. (Journal photos by Justin Marietti)