Contact: Michael A. Blandina 732-477-6507
"Every year we are faced the difficult task of selecting one person from the many deserving candidates to serve as the ceremonial leader of our Parade and Italian Festival," said Parade Chairman Michael Blandina.
"Our annual Dinner Dance is traditionally the highlight of our pre-parade festivities," said Chairman Blandina.
"I encourage anyone who wants to have a good time and honor these two fine individuals from Ocean County to attend this Dinner Dance."
Anyone interested in attending the Dinner Dance, placing and ad in the ad journal, sponsoring the event, joining the Parade Committee
or wishing any other information regarding this year's Parade and Italian Festival and accompanying events may contact Michael Blandina
**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
Seaside Heights, NJ - The Eighteenth Annual Ocean County Columbus Day Parade will be held on Sunday, October 11, 2009 on the Boulevard in Seaside Heights at 1:00 PM.
"The Parade has become one of the most popular in the State and is the highlight of the three-day Italian Festival," stated Parade Chairman Michael Blandina.
"We are hard at work to make this special 18th Annual Parade the best one yet," stated Blandina
also praised the members of the Parade Committee
for their hard work and dedication.
"In addition to the annual favorites that will be returning such as the Sicilian Cart
, Italian Gondola and Italian Brass Band, many new organizations and groups will be participating for the first time this year," stated Blandina
Committee is especially proud to bring new attractions each year, including annual visitors from Italy, who are always a crowd pleaser."
stated that there is still time to get involved with the Columbus Day Parade.
Committee is always looking for civic minded individuals who might be able to join or assist as a volunteer during this special weekend," Blandina
Any organizations that wish to participate should contact the Parade Committee
The Committee is also seeking sponsors for the bands and floats participating in this year's parade.
Any individual, business or professional who wishes to become a sponsor or to participate should contact Michael Blandina
at 732-477-6507 or Mario Marano at 732-914-0351 by September 10, 2009.
"Now celebrating our 18th fall season, the Ocean County Columbus Day Parade and Italian Festival has emerged as one of the most popular ethnic cultural festivals in the state," said Committee Chairman Michael Blandina.
"The Ocean County Columbus Day Parade and Italian Festival is the culmination of an extraordinary amount of selfless work and dedication by an extraordinary group of volunteers who are the heart and soul of the Ocean County Columbus Day Parade and Italian Festival Committee," said Chairman Blandina.
For more information please contact Chairman Michael Blandina at 732-477-6507 or Mario Marano at 732-914-0351.