The Queen Selection Committee of the Holy Cross Society of Easton,
PA is very proud to announce that Paige Panto has been selected as the Queen of the 110th
Annual Holy Cross Celebration. Paige is the daughter of Greg and Kim Panto; the granddaughter of Salvatore & Pam
(Piperato) Panto; and the great-granddaughter of Sal Panto, Sr., and the late Mary (Mussillami) Panto.
Paige is 16 years old and currently a junior at Easton Area High School.
At Easton High School, she is a Color Guard member in the award-winning Easton Red Rover Marching
Band. Paige also attends the Career Institute of Technology where she studies Automotive Technology.
Currently, she is employed as a cashier, stockperson at the Grocery Outlet of Easton.
Paige has always had an interest in her Italian culture and heritage. Every generation of her family has
been involved with the Holy Cross Society of Easton beginning with her great-great-grandfather who
was a founding member. Her father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-uncles are all active
members of the Society along with her grandmother, aunts, great-aunts, and cousins who are active
members of the Women’s Auxiliary. In addition to her sister, Madison, Queen of the 104th Celebration,
many women in her family have had the honor of serving as queen including both of her Aunts, her
Great-Aunts and cousins.
The Queen’s Court for the 110th
Celebration will include Adriana Bruneo (Bruneo), 2019 Queen;
Attendant: Sophia Bruneo (Bruneo); Flower Girls: Madelyn Morici (Morici), Natalie Morici (Morici),
Natalie DeNardo (Panto), Ainsley Lago (Piperato, Panto); Junior Ushers: Nico DeNardo (Panto), Eli Lago
(Piperato, Panto); Crown Bearer: Leo DeNardo (Panto).
Founded in 1911 by a local group of men and women who migrated from Santo Stefano di Camastra, in
the Province of Messina, on the island of Sicily, the Holy Cross Society continues to share many of the
same cultural traits and traditions of their ancestors.
Today, many of the descendants of the original founders, and additional families, continue the Sicilian
traditions by celebrating their heritage annually at the Society’s grounds by hosting a festival. Due to
the COVID-19 pandemic, there was no festival this year however the Society held a private celebratory
mass, ceremony to crown the 2021 Queen, and dinner this past weekend.