The Seneca Falls community is being asked to nominate a person to receive the Antonio Varacalli Award which will be given to a resident which is perceived by their friends and neighbors to be a good citizen and hero to the community in which they live. 

Do you know a hero?  That is what the Antonio Varacalli Day Committee is asking residents of Seneca Falls and surrounding villages during the month of March. Antonio Varacalli, the Italian immigrant who saved a woman from drowning in the Seneca Falls Barge Canal in 1917, is the namesake to the “Antonio Varacalli Day – Celebration of Heroes” event. 

Individuals are being asked to nominate a person they see as a hero to be awarded the Annual Antonio Varacalli Day Award, which will be presented on April 23, 2022. 

The day’s event will begin at 11:00 a.m. with the reading of the Antonio Varacalli Day Proclamation, a brief history presentation, the ringing of “The Bells of Bedford Falls,” presentation of the Essay Contest winners, presentation of the Antonio Varacalli Day Award, music and a flower ceremony.  


Individuals wishing to nominate a hero can pick up a nomination form in Seneca Falls from

Historical Society – 55 Cayuga St.,

Downtown Deli – 53 Fall Street,

WomanMade Products – 91 Fall Street,


download a pdf from HERE

All nominations must be received by
Monday, April 7,

For more information on the Celebration and ways you can be involved, contact


Official Seneca Falls Antonio Varacalli Day Proclamation

Or fill out your nomination on-line

    Your Name (required)

    Your Email (required)

    Your Phone Number (required)

    Name of Award Nominee

    in fewer than 150 words, please provide support why you consider this person a “hero.”