2011

Best Float of the Columbus Day Parade 2011 awarded to the
East Haven Italian American Club

Pictured is Richard Ramadei, Columbus Day Committee Presenter, Nicholas Cimino, President, Alex Barecchia, Member and William Zampa, Presenter from the Columbus Day Committee.

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From Left to Right-

Paul Criscuolo and  Art Giuletti, Directors of the Columbus Day Committee, Laura Luzzi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Columbus Day Committee, Texas Bob, John Caprio and Annette Florio, Participants, and Peter Desio, Director, Columbus Day Committee.

From Left to Right –  Frank Consorte and Andrew Gianelli,
Directors of the Columbus Day Committee

COLUMBUS DAY 2011 PARADE WINNERS

BEST HIGH SCHOOL BAND
1st  West Haven High School
2nd Hillhouse High School

BEST FIRE DEPARTMENT
West Haven Fire Department:
Center Fire Station
West Shore Fire Station
Allington Fire Station

BEST POLICE DEPARTMENT
1st Yale University
2nd West Haven Police Department

BEST FLOAT
1st Amity Club
2nd Branford Italian American Club
3rd East Haven Italian American Club

ITALIAN AMERICAN CLUBS
1ST Marchegiana Society
2nd Amity Club
3rd St. Andrew Society

BEST YOUTH GROUP
1ST Crosby High School ROTC
2nd Hillhouse High School ROTC

BEST SCHOOL MUSICAL UNITS
1ST King Robinson Marching Jaguar Band
2nd John S. Martinez Marching Band
3rd Celentano Museum Academy

BEST SENIOR FIFE & DRUM CORPS
1ST Mattatuck Drum Band
2nd Yalesville Senior Fife & Drum Corps
3rd CT Blues Senior Ancient Fife & Drum Corps

BEST JUNIOR FIFE & DRUM CORPS
1st Marquis of Granby Fife & Drum Corps
2nd Nutmeg Volunteers

BEST OVERALL MUSICAL GROUP
Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School Marching Band

BEST DRUM CORPS
CT Alumni Senior Drum & Bugle Corps

WEST HAVEN, April 18, 2011 — Mario Coppola, who owned Mario & Joseph Men’s Shop on Campbell Avenue for three decades, right, is all smiles with Mayor John M. Picard on April 18 on the steps of City Hall after being named grand marshal of the Greater New Haven Columbus Day Parade. Born in San Salvatore Telesino, province of Benevento, Italy, Coppola, 64, will lead about 90 marching units and 20 bands in the annual parade that celebrates Italian heritage. With area communities taking turns playing host, the cultural event is being held in West Haven for the first time since 2006. The two-hour parade will step off at 1 p.m. Oct. 9 along Campbell Avenue. (City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)

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2011 COLUMBUS DAY COMMITTEE OF GREATER NEW HAVEN:

Chairman of the Board: Mario Coppola

President: Peter Desio

Vice President: Paul Criscuolo

Secretary: Magdalen Sparaco

Assistant Secretary: Grace Iovene

Treasurer: Charlotte Gambardella

Assistant Treasurer: Laura Luzzi

General Co-Chairmen: Michael DiMassa, Donald Siclari, Laura Luzzi

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DIRECTORS :

Director I
Theresa Argento
Louis Criscuolo
William Zampa
Michael Quoka
Terri Vailette

Director II
Florence Tomasini
Ann Proto
Andrew Gianelli
Joanne Mallinson
Richard Ramadei
Peter Gambardella

Director III
Dominic Corraro
Arthur Giuletti
Frank Consorte
Joseph Ciaburri
Nicholas Moura
Heather Young