Rain and cold winds didn't stop the people from flocking to Little Italy to cheer on the 57th annual Columbus Day parade.
The day started with 10:00 Mass at Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
Holy Rosary Pastor Phillip Racco
Emcee Michael Settoni welcomed the crowd and introduced the marching bands, politicians, dignitaries and various Italian businesses and clubs.
This year's Grand Marshall was ex-Cleveland Browns coach, Sam Rutigliano.
Grand Marshall Sam Rutigliano
There were over 100 units and 10 marching bands. The parade is sponsored by Northeastern Ohio Italian American Foundation and the Order of Italian Sons and Daughters of America and has become a not-to-be-missed attraction.
Honorary Italian Consul Serena Scaiola and
Consul Emeritus Biagio Parente
A little rain couldn't stop the fun
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Basil Russo
Italian American Cultural Federation
Rain? What rain?
Italia e i Suoi Paesi
No school today!
Knights of Columbus
Mayfield High School Italian Club
Father Racco and Basil Russo
Coach Sam Rutigliano - Grand Marshall
Southwest Italian American Club
Touch of Italy
Cleveland City Council members Matt Zone, Mamie Mitchell
and Mike Polensek
Judge Bridget McCafferty
Italian Cultural Garden Federation
Little Italy Retirees
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