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Columbus Day Parade in Cleveland's Little Italy 2009

Cleveland Columbus Day Parade
October 12, 2009

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

Holy Rosary Pastor Phillip Racco

Emcee Michael Settoni welcomed the crowd and introduced the marching bands, politicians, dignitaries and various Italian businesses and clubs.

Italian-American Sons and Daughters


This year's Grand Marshall was ex-Cleveland Browns coach, Sam Rutigliano.

Grand Marshall 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.

Cleveland Columbus Day Parade 2009


Honorary Italian Consul Serena Scaiola and Consul Emeritus Biagio Parente

Honorary Italian Consul Serena Scaiola and
Consul Emeritus Biagio Parente


Eating food in the rain

A little rain couldn't stop the fun


Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Basil Russo

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Basil Russo


Italian American Cultural Federation

Italian American Cultural Federation


Italian ladies watch parade in rain

Rain? What rain?


Italia e i Suoi Paesi

Italia e i Suoi Paesi


Kids march in Columbus Day Parade Cleveland

No school today!


Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus


Mayfield High School Italian Club

Mayfield High School Italian Club


Italian marchers


Paul Sciria

Paul Sciria


Father Racco and Basil Russo

Father Racco and Basil Russo


Coach Sam Rutigliano - Grand Marshall

Coach Sam Rutigliano - Grand Marshall


Umberto Fedeli

Umberto Fedeli


Southwest Italian American Club

Southwest Italian American Club


Touch of Italy

Touch of Italy


Touch of Italy


Cleveland City Council members Matt Zone, Mamie Mitchell and Mike Polensek

Cleveland City Council members Matt Zone, Mamie Mitchell
and Mike Polensek


Basil Russo

Basil Russo


Judge Bridget McCafferty

Judge Bridget McCafferty


Italian Cultural Garden Federation

Italian Cultural Garden Federation


Little Italy Retirees

Little Italy Retirees




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