Advisory: Stinziano to Lead Columbus Day Italian Parade

WHO: State Representative Michael Stinziano (D-Columbus)

WHAT: Stinziano has been selected as the Grand Marshal of the 2015 Columbus Day Italian Parade. The parade will feature competing high school marching bands, Italian dancers, Santa Maria replicas, and classic cars. This year’s theme is “Friends, Family and Faith.”

Stinziano was chosen to lead the parade because of his family’s “long history in the Italian Catholic faith stretching from Columbus, Ohio back to Old World Italy,” according to parade organizers.

Information about the 2015 Columbus Italian Festival and Parade can be found at or

WHERE: The parade steps off at Buttles Avenue in the Short North

WHEN: Sunday, October 11, 1:00 p.m.