2007

New Haven Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. along with co-chairmen Rosemarie
Foglia Lemley and Alphonse Paolillo Jr. of the “Reception Kickoff” committee  are all smiles as the 2007 Columbus Day activities get underway.
West Haven Mayor John Picard passes on the Italian Flag to New Haven Mayor
John DeStefano, Jr. at a ceremony at New Haven City Hall.  The Columbus Day
activities for 2007 moves from West Haven to New Haven.  Looking on are
William Zampa, Peter Desio, president of the Columbus Board; and Dominic
Corraro, chairmen of the Columbus Board of Directors.

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2007 COLUMBUS DAY PARADE AWARD WINNERS

BEST ITALIAN-AMERICAN SOCIETY
1st Southern Italy Religious Societies:
• Saint Mary Magdalen Society
• Saint Andrew Society
• Saint Catello Society
• Saint Trofemina Society Santa Maria delle Virgine Society
2nd West Haven Italian-American Civic Association
3rd Branford Italian-American Club

BEST COLOR GUARD POLICE/FIRE DEPARTMENTS
1ST West Haven Police Honor Guard & Marchers
2ND YALE UNIVERSITY POLICE

BEST VETERAN’S COLOR GUARD/GROUP
Marine Cadets of America, New Haven, CT

BEST KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COLOR GUARD
Flag Carriers – 28 American Flags

BEST VETERAN’S GROUP
Iwo Jima Survivors Association of CT

BEST SENIOR FIFE & DRUM CORPS
1ST Mattatuck Fife & Drum Corps
2ND Lancraft Fife & Drum Corps

BEST JUNIOR FIFE & DRUM CORPS
Windsor Fife & Drum Corps – Windsor, CT

BEST HIGH SCHOOL BAND
Hamden High School

BEST SCHOOL BAND/SCHOOL GROUP
1st Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School Marching Band – New Haven
2nd Benjamin Jepson & John Martinez Magnet Schools Band – New Haven

BEST FLOAT
1st Marchegiana Society
2nd Italian-American Youth Organization (IYO)
3rd Sons of Italy, Lodge #37 – New Haven

BEST OVERALL GRAND MARSHAL AWARDS
Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Assembly

BEST PIPE BAND
Knights of Columbus Council #126 Pipe & Drum – Brooklyn, NY

BEST CATHOLIC SCHOOL GROUP
Sacred Heart Academy High School – Italian Club

BEST SENIOR DRUM & BUGLE
Connecticut Alumni Senior Drum & Bugle – Shelton, CT

BEST FIRE DEPARTMENT
Ansonia Charters Hose Company & Pumper

CLASSIC CAR
1956 Chevy Bel Air Convertible (George Civitelli – Hamden)

CUSTOM CAR
1950 Purple Mercury, Fully Customized (Joseph Iannone – Orange)