Wing participates in 4th annual State Unity Day
By Tech. Sgt. Elisabeth Ann Matulewicz, 111th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published January 12, 2012
WILLOW GROVE AIR RESERVE STATION, Pa. -- The 4th annual State Unity Day was celebrated at Headquarters Pa. National Guard, Fort Indiantown Gap in Annville, Pa. on Sept. 15, 2011. Personnel from the Air National Guard, Army National Guard, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, and other agencies from across Pennsylvania prepared a variety of cultural foods and displayed items representing their selected customs.
The 111th Fighter Wing presented Italian culture with Master Sgt. Reinaldo "The Big Ragu" Peluzzo, Sr. at the helm. "I made 30 pounds of homemade sweet Italian sausage and tomato gravy for the event, and served it with peppers and onions," said Peluzzo. "I also made 10 pounds of spicy Italian spinach." Some of the other foods offered at the table included: baked ziti with a vodka cream sauce, chicken parmesan, assorted breads and desserts.
Other food cuisine exhibited included: Latin American, Vietnamese, African American, French, American, German, Polish, Lithuanian, Caribbean, Chamorro (Guam), Pennsylvania Dutch, and Philadelphia favorites.
Hungry participants were encouraged to vote for the best display. There was a tie for first place between Vietnam and Asian Pacific. Second place went to the 111th FW's Italian display. Third place went to the Guam display.