National Geographic : 1983 May
by a fellow parishioner, lifters (above) hoist a four-ton load (right), a platform bearing a brass band and an 85-foot tower topped by the saint's statue. An honorary capoperanzadirects as the men-with a wiggle in their walk-dance with the tower past Our Lady of Mount Carmel Shrine Church,at left. The band plays the U. S. and Italian na tionalanthems, thenpopularand religious tunes. Wives and girl friends cheer. As one comments, "Halfof us are related;that'swhy we get along so well."