Dominick Spoto, the feast committee said, will kick off the 3rd annual San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons by leading a parade at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 5 down Main Street.
Following the parade will be two days of Italian delicacies, music, carnival rides and crafts on Good Ground Road.
According to the feast committee, Spoto, is a distinguished member of the Hampton Bays community, living in the area with his wife of 54 years, Rita, since 1977. Together, they have 5 children and 13 grandchildren.
Spoto is not only an active member of the Southampton Town Kiwanis Club, but the feast committee said he is an invaluable member of the San Gennaro Feast of the Hampton’s board of directors.
"He brings is expertise in advertising and marketing to both organizations having worked in the field for many years," said the feast committee.
Spot's Italian roots also run deep.
Spoto's grandparents immigrated to the United States from Sicily and Calabria, Italy, starting an Italian Bakery in Astoria, Queens.
Growing up with 7 cousins; Spoto has fond memories of the bakery, called Spoto’s Bakery, and the Italian breads and mozzarella filled zeppoles that his grandmother made.
Spoto said he is thrilled to be a part of the third annual San Gennaro Feast.
"This type of an event brings prestige to Hampton Bays. It gives the visitors from all over Long Island a new perspective on Hampton Bays.”