REMINDER/San Francisco Celebrates Italia This Weekend!; 134th Annual Italian Heritage Parade Arrives in North Beach on Sunday, October 13th.
REMINDER...for Sunday (Oct. 13)
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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|Date:||Oct 13, 2002|
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