The National Italian American Heritage and Culture Month of October was designated by United States Presidential Proclamation. Coinciding with the festivities surrounding Columbus Day, the proclamation is in recognition of the many achievements, contributions, and successes of Americans of Italian descent as well as Italians in America.

Over 5.4 million Italians immigrated to the United States between 1820 and 1992. Today there are more than 26 million people of Italian heritage living in the United States. The country was even named after an Italian, the explorer and geographer Amerigo Vespucci.

St. Louis will certainly celebrate throughout the month of October with a wide variety of activities and details about many of these activities can be found on this site. Celebrating beyond just the traditional Columbus Day Parade on October 12, The Hill will be buzzing with activities for residents, visitors, adults and children.


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Grand Prize – $2,500

2nd Prize – $500

3rd through 12th Prizes are $50

The winners will be drawn on October 13, 2014. Winners do NOT need to be present to win.
If your ticket wins one of the prizes, you will be contacted on or before October 20, 2014 by the Italian-American Heritage Corp.
If you have questions about the raffle you can click this link to view our Raffle Rules.
In the event this raffle does not sell 600 tickets, this raffle will convert to a ’50/50 raffle after expenses raffle’ with the raffle winners receiving their pro-rata share of the winnings.
Thank you very much for supporting the Columbus Day Parade.
Rio Vitale, President
Italian-American Heritage Corp.
A 501c3 Non-Profit Organization
St Louis, MO