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Giglio Society of East Harlem
& the Giglio di Sant' Antonio Feast in America
Dear Members & Friends.
We are Proud to announce that we will once again be marching in the annual Columbus Day Parade on 5th Avenue in NYC on Monday October 14th 2013. As you know this Parade is aired Live on National TV. We will be representing Our Lady of Mt Carmel Shrine Church as well as The Giglio Society of East Harlem.
We cordially invite all our Members, Families, Friends & Parishioners to join us at this prestigious event. We will be marching with the statue of our Patron Saint of our feast “Sant' Antonio Di Padua” and will be accompanied by The Sons of San Paolino Di Nola & Danny Vecchiano and the Giglio Band.
As this event will air on National TV we request that all participants wear proper attire (No shorts please). All Core Members are asked to wear last year’s button down shirts. All Paranza (both Children and Adults) please wear your Giglio shirts. All Family and Friends can wear any Giglio Society of East Harlem shirt that you have. Depending on the weather for that day your shirts can be worn over a jacket or sweater.
Giglio Society of East Harlem,
Board of Directors
NOTE:The Columbus Day Parade has a special meaning to East Harlem for on October 12, 1929, New York City businessman and Italian immigrant Generoso Pope led the First Columbus Day Parade from East Harlem down to Columbus Circle. Generoso Pope was also a founder of the Columbus Citizens Committee which produces the parade every year..