A Doo Dah Kickoff

Members of the Columbus Italian Club (CIC) will be marching in the 28th annual 2011 Doo Dah Parade at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 4, in downtown Columbus.


‘Cause we can!

Once again, the CIC will attempt to cook the world’s largest meatball at the Columbus Italian Festival on Oct. 7-9 at St. John’s the Baptist Catholic Church. Last fall, the CIC shattered the North American record of 327 pounds by cooking a 655.5-pound meatball during the Italian Festival.

The CIC is using Columbus’ historic Doo Dah Parade as an official starting point. We are back and we are bigger!

The CIC aims to bring the world’s record to Columbus this year with a 1,000-pound meatball.

Yes, we are an Italian Club, but we are also Americans. Guess who holds the world’s record for the biggest meatball? A German group! Yeah. We know. Also, they broke the record (749.5 pounds) by ultimately cooking the meat in a flat-like vessel. Cheaters! That ain’t no ball.

1,000 Pounds of Meat Cooked Here

The Columbus Italian Club had a custom built oven to cook out North American record 655.5-pound meatball on Oct. 8, 2010.

The oven (pictured, right) that helped us cook the North American record-setting ball will be featured at the parade. Stop by on the Fourth of July to show the CIC and your country your support!

Come support us at the FREE Doo Dah Parade!

Here are some dos and donts:


  • Bring a chair or blanket
  • Bring an umbrella
  • Bring sunscreen
  • Bring a positive, fun and ready-to-party personality.


  • Bring water guns, balloons or pets
  • Run up to moving cars in the parade
  • Park somewhere that you can get a ticket

Handy, dandy doo dah tip:

There is no one from Doo Dah going around “collecting money for Doo Dah.”

Find us on that fancy social media:

For the latest updates on the world record attempt, visit CICmeatball.com, like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/CIC.Meatball) or follow us on Twitter @CIC_Meatball.

About The CIC:

The Columbus Italian Club is a fraternal organization that was founded in 1978 to promote and preserve Italian culture and heritage in the Italian-American community. With more than 260 members, it encourages fellowship and networking through celebration of Italian heritage.

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Vic Hipsley
phone: 614.582.4974

Rick Willimott
phone: 614.402.7226

email: info@cicmeatball.com


About the CIC

The Columbus Italian Club (CIC) is a fraternal organization whose mission is to promote and preserve Italian culture and heritage in the Italian-American community. CIC works closely with the Columbus Italian Club Education Assistance Corp., a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable entity that assists students in furthering their educational endeavors.