Il Giornale della Parata di Colombo

Nov 21, 2012 1863

The Columbus Committee is proud to announce that Father Hugh Guentner, will be our Parade Starter, George Falagrady, will be our Grand Marshall, Fred Marzano is our Italian of the Year, and Mike Abruzzi and Diana Frazzini are the Parade King and Queen. Congratulations to our 2012 Columbus Day Parade dignitaries!
In addition, here is a partial list of parade entries registered so far. Knights of Columbus honor guard, Russ Canino on the Sons of Italy float, Potenza Lodge and their Angel Cart, Lakewood Glass, Persichette Farms, Studio D Academy of Dance performing "Be Italian" from the Broadway musical "Nine," the Italians of America, Bomaretto Pump, Sons of Italy Gruppo di Motocicletta, the Italian American Business Association, the Tirolesi Trentini, and the Fiori di Italia with last year's float contest winner, the Pinta, to name a few.

Following the Parade, dignitaries will be honored at the Columbus Festival at the Sons of Italy Lodge in Wheat Ridge (32nd and Harlan). The Columbus Festival will also feature entertainment with Russ Canino, fresh from singing in the Parade on the Sons of Italy float, and tons of food and drink. We will have traditional Italian sausage sandwiches, Italian beef sandwiches, pizza fritta, along with homemade baked goods, and a country store. We will also announce our three float contest winners and hold our raffle at 2pm. Something new this year will be information tables featuring the Italian American Business Association and the Italian Genealogy Group. Both groups are a great asset with unlimited potential for our community.

With less than two weeks until the Columbus Parade, it is time to get your parade entry forms registered. This can be done easily on our website,, or by contacting our staging chair, Frank Allen, directly at 303/596-6114, or

You can check on the latest parade updates, Columbus event schedules, and access archived photos and newsletters from years past. We have an online store, where you can purchase a variety of Columbus items from novelties and souvenirs to vintage t-shirts and
At the first Columbus Day Parade Planning Committee meeting of 2013, Wednesday, February 6th, the committee will be electing new officers for President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Recording Secretary, and Treasurer. The current officers are in the final year of their final term. According to the committee bylaws, "Each officer shall hold office for a term of two (2) years and no officer shall hold the same office for more than two (2) consecutive terms." In order to be an officer, or to vote, you must be an active member of the Columbus Day Planning Committee. In order to be an active committee member you need to submit an application and attend three consecutive committee meetings.

Our next committee meetings will be Wednesday, October 3rd, Wednesday, November 7th, & Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 7pm at Vincenza's, 8000 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge CO, 80033. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Staging - Frank Allen, 303/596-6114, or
Merchandise - Rose Mary Puma, 720/535-6370, email-
Raffle Tickets- Elizabeth Capritta, 303/421-5796, email-
Website Developer- Mike Filbin, 720/295-6453, email-
President/Newsletter- Rich SaBell, 720/323-4260, email-
Columbus Day Parade Committee Address- P.O. Box 140816, Edgewater, CO 80214

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