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REMINDER/San Francisco Celebrates Italia This Weekend!; 134th Annual Italian Heritage Parade Arrives in North Beach on Sunday, October 13th.

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REMINDER...for Sunday (Oct. 13)

--(BUSINESS WIRE)


WHAT: San Francisco's Italian Heritage Parade, the City's oldest
 civic event and the nation's oldest Italian-American parade and
 community celebration. Tens of thousands of spectators are
 expected.

WHEN: Sunday, October 13, 2002. Parade starts at 12:30 p.m. and runs
 until approximately 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Parade begins at Stockton and Jefferson Streets at Fisherman's
 Wharf, proceeds south through North Beach on Columbus Avenue
 and ends in Washington Square in front of Sts. Peter and Paul
 Church.

WHO: -- 2002 Italian Heritage Parade Grand Marshal Dennis Farina.
 -- Honorary Grand Marshals Angelo Quaranta of the San Francisco
 Police Commission; Vincent Tummino of the New York Fire
 Department (FDNY); and Richard Angeletti of the New York
 Police Department (NYPD).
 -- Actress Loni Anderson, who is participating in the Parade on
 behalf of the National Lung Health Education Program to
 further awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
 (COPD).
 -- Christopher Columbus (aka Joseph Cervetto, Jr.)
 -- Queen Isabella and her Court
 -- Sbandieratori di Assisi Flag Throwers, San Francisco Bay
 Area Accordion Group, the Il Quartiere Italiano dancers,
 along with high school marching bands, community
 organizations, and a dozen festive Parade floats.

PRESS
AREA: A Media/VIP Area will be located in Washington Square on the
 Columbus Avenue side immediately behind the spectator
 bleachers. Dennis Farina, Loni Anderson and other Italian
 Heritage Parade participants will be available for pre-event
 press interviews and photos between 11:00-11:45 a.m. on
 Sunday morning.

INFO: 415/434-1492 or www.sfcolumbusday.org

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