Pete Ciarrocchi

Pete Ciarrocchi Honored to Have Been Part of Philadelphia's 2016 Columbus Day Parade, Looks Forward to More Italian Cultural Celebrations in the Future


Philadelphia, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/19/2016 -- Each year, Philadelphia's Italian community leaders organize The City of Brotherly Love's annual Columbus Day parade -- and Pete Ciarrocchi, the man behind Chickie's & Pete's world-famous Crabfries®, is pleased to have participated in this year's festivities.

"This year's parade was great!" Pete Ciarrocchi said. "It started out a little slow because of the weather -- but that didn't stop the participants from putting on a heck of a show for everyone who came out," he added.

Pete Ciarrocchi is a prominent figure across many of Philadelphia's social circles; however, he is even more so in the Italian community because of the work he does to advance the prevalence of Italian culture in his city.

This year's Columbus Day parade in Philadelphia was led by Grand Marshall Danny Aiello; and, Pete Ciarrocchi co-hosted the event alongside Action News' Alicia Vitarelli and the Italian historian, Michael DiPilla.

As the founder and Chairman Emeritus of the 1492 Society, Pete Ciarrocchi and those with whom he works in that organization, regularly host events and other gatherings to not only promote Italian culture in Philadelphia, but to celebrate it as well.

"At the 1492 Society, we're about getting together and celebrating our heritage and its role in the Philadelphia's cultural history," Pete Ciarrocchi said of the 1492 Society. "You can check us out online to see what we'll be doing in the future -- definitely expect more from us soon!" he added.

To learn more about Pete Ciarrocchi, check his new website and follow him on social media for updates.

About Pete Ciarrocchi
Pete Ciarrocchi is the Chairman and CEO of Chickie's & Pete's Crab House & Sports Bar, and a proud owner of the Philadelphia Soul Arena Football League team ownership group. Ciarrocchi serves on the Aria Jefferson Health Legacy Board, Board of Trustees, as well as the 3B Orthopaedic Board of Directors. He is the Secretary and Treasurer of the Brent Celek Take Flight Foundation and is the Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the 1492 Society. He is an active member of The Polish-American String Band. He also participates in many philanthropic ventures.

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