Rhode Island residents flocked to bakeries for a taste of the traditional St. Joseph’s Day dessert, zeppole. LaSalle Bakery owner, Michael Manni, explains that they wake up early to ensure the pastries are fresh for customers, making thousands of them daily. The holiday provides a big economic boost for local bakeries, and Manni encourages everyone to support small businesses. Despite the hectic crowds, bakery owners like Olivia DeAngelis of Scialo Bros Bakery still look forward to the celebration of Italian culture.

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