Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Grand Marshals honored at the Brooklyn Columbus Parade Brunch; Parade: Sat., 10/6, 1-3 PM

Four Grand Marshals were honored at the Brooklyn Columbus Parade Brunch on Sunday at the Oriental Manor on 86th and Bay 19th Sts. in Bensonhurst. The honorees are Dr. Nicoletta Pallotta, director of Brooklyn Women's Services, the Rev. Terry Troia, executive director of Project Hospitality and minister of New Utrecht Reformed Church, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano and Borough President Marty Markowitz. Also honored at the brunch was Deacon Rose Lood, president of the New Utrecht Liberty Pole Association, on the occasion of her 91st birthday.

The four Grand Marshals will appear at the Brooklyn Columbus Parade, sponsored by the Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Brooklyn, Ltd., on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 1 PM on 18th Ave. between 60th and 84th Sts. The parade will end at 3 PM with a raising of the American and Italian flags at the Liberty Pole in front of the New Utrecht Reformed Church, 18th Ave. at 84th St. Prior to the Parade, a Mass will take place at 10:15 AM at St. Athanasius R.C. Church, Bay Pkwy. at 61st St., followed by a reception at 11 AM at the St. Athanasius School Auditorium, Bay Pkwy. at 62nd St.

Photos by Vincent La Marca


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