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Morris County Celebrates Italian Heritage with 17th Annual Columbus Day Parade

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EAST HANOVER — Cool temperatures didn’t dampen spirits at the 17th Annual Morris County Columbus Day Parade, hosted by the East Hanover Italian American Club.

In collaboration with the Township of East Hanover, the Columbus Day Parade stands as a testament to the deep-rooted Italian heritage and culture. This year is particularly special as the East Hanover Italian American Club marks its 40th anniversary. Since its inception, the club’s founders have been dedicated to uplifting the community and spotlighting the significant Italian presence within it.

Man of the Year: Frank Demaio, Jr.
Woman of the Year: Stacie Costello
Marc Macaluso: Lifetime Achievement Award
John Trezza: Entrepreneur of the Year

This year, the parade is graced by Jack Ciattarelli as the Grand Marshal. Alongside him, various outstanding individuals are being honored: John Trezza takes the Entrepreneur of the Year title, Frank Demaio, Jr. is being celebrated as Man of the Year, and Stacie Costello earns the recognition of Woman of the Year. Additionally, Marc Macaluso is being honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Giuliana Josephine Lazorko charmingly steps into the role of the 2023 Parade Princess.

Giuliana Josephine Lazorko charmingly steps into the role of the 2023 Parade Princess with her brother Leo

The parade emcee was Lisa Marie Falbo. She is an Emmy-nominated television host, entrepreneur, and author. A dynamic force in the media world, she has overseen numerous corporate and television productions while serving as a host for various television and digital programs.

Spotlighted along the parade route were the standout champions from the East Hanover-Florham Park New Jersey Little League Section 1, winners of the 2023 title.

Spotlighted along the parade route were the standout champions from the East Hanover-Florham Park New Jersey Little League Section 1, winners of the 2023 title.
Spotlighted along the parade route were the standout champions from the East Hanover-Florham Park New Jersey Little League Section 1, winners of the 2023 title.
Spotlighted along the parade route were the standout champions from the East Hanover-Florham Park New Jersey Little League Section 1, winners of the 2023 title.
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Frank Cahill
Frank Cahillhttps://www.frankcahill.com
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since January 1, 2019, both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, Lt. Governor of Division 9 Kiwanis Club of NJ, and Chairman of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board. Owner of the Morris now app serving small business in Morris County.
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