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Italian-Americans celebrate leading up to Columbus Day

October 8, 2012 3:44:47 AM PDT
Saturday night marked the second night of celebrations leading up to the Annual Columbus Day Parade.

Hundreds of Italian-Americans came together for an invitation-only dinner at the Waldorf Astoria to pay tribute to a time-honored tradition.

The Gala Dinner is as old as the parade itself - it dates back to 1929.

The event raises money for charities supporting Italian-American students.

You can watch the Columbus Day Parade starting Monday at noon on ABC7 and on 7online by clicking HERE. ---
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