Tontitown is a thriving community with a rich heritage and strong spirit. The St. Joseph’s parishioners built a new, larger church dedicated in October 1994. The Italian Immigrant, a bronze statue honoring our Italian ancestors and Father Bandini, was placed in front of City Hall and dedicated in 1998.An addition to City Hall, which was first built in l974, was dedicated in 2001. It now has a beautiful city park including an improved ball field, playground equipment, and to preserve their Italian Heritage, a Bocci court. Around the outer edge of the park, Father Joe Correnti’s 1/3 Mile Walking Trail was dedicated in 2004 to honor our beloved priest and friend. Businesses continue to prosper on the north and south sides of Hwy 412. And, in 2004, growth and annexation doubled the size of Tontitown. The Italian Americans of this small city are very proud of their 119-year heritage. They know they have the respect of people both here and in their mother country. They have always overcome adversity with integrity, intelligence and hope for a greater future. They are sure to grow and prosper during the next 100 years.