Thursday June 28, 2012

PITTSFIELD -- The Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade Committee is looking for help to meet its fundraising goal.

The Parade Committee has raised $45,365 toward its goal of $85,000. This year's parade theme is "Movie Classics."

Since the parade returned in 1978 under the direction of the independent, nonprofit parade committee, it has grown to 140 marching units.

Local and regional bands, floats and veterans organizations march through town, and tens of thousands of people watch.

The parade will begin at the intersection of South and West Housatonic streets at 10 a.m. on July 4 and follow the new route established three years ago.

The participants will march straight from South Street to North Street via the southbound lane and proceed from North to Wahconah Street, ending at Wahconah Park.

Donations will be accepted on the website, or by mailing a check to: Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade Committee, P.O. Box 1738, Pittsfield, MA 01202.

Today's gifts

Liliana & Phil Cohen $25

George & Barbara Danalis $25

Bruce Wood $25

Audrey & Jack O'Brien $25

Angie Lingoski $10

Bill & Marilyn Larkin $25

Fran & Lou Carrozza $100

Peter & Kate Murphy $100

The Johnson Dealerships Inc. $500

Carr Hardware & Supply Co. Inc. $750

SJM $100

Dr. Arthur & Terry Wasser $25

Armored Solutions Inc. $300

Hi Neighbor $50

Paul & Elaine Rocheleau $25

DJ John Harding $25

Eileen Murphy $25

Sid & Molly Novick $25

Hard Hat Crew Float (retired) $25

We love your parade -- Christopher and Collin Brazeau - Scituate, Mass. $25

MaryAnn Minella $25

Bonnie & Dick Valenti $50

V. Albano $25

"Sam" Walchenbach Circle $25

Tom & Carole Phair $25

J. David Pope $25

Dave & Mary Sukiennik $30

John & Barb Kinnas $25

Edward & Linda VanDyke $25

Bardwell Bowlby & Karam $250

Grampie's Dog House $50

Carol & John Herman $100

Sampco & Brilliant Graphics $500

Ann & Ray Callahan $25

Chamelion's fundraiser $200

Dick & Lyn Murphy $50

Norman Rockwell Museum $150

Sheila Pia $25

Thank you for all your hard work $30

Pat & Warren Archey $50

C.S. Haven $25

Mary Archey $25

George & Mary Forslin $40

John J Nolan $25

Thomas J Blalock $100

Lynn Myers $25

Julee & Allan Cassidy $25

Anonymous $50

Mike & Sue Cassinelli $25

Bob & Joyce Brown $25

Fay Henry $250

The Book Shelf $50

Win & Marge Wyckoff $25

Ritchie & Kalie Garwood $25

June Ann Mason $25

Anonymous $20

June Marketonis $25

Jaylie & Angelo Borsello & Brayden Ash $25

For John $25

Eileen Riello $25

Dale & Margaret Kuhn $25

Anonymous $25

Angie & Tony Umbro $50

Berkshire Appraisal Services $20

Berkshire Eagle $1,000

Health New England $500

Pittsfield Pipers $1,000

Anonymous $20

Lyon Aviation $1,000

Miller's Petroleum Systems Inc. $300

E.J. and Linda Lapointe $25

Gene & Eileen Maselli $25

Robert & Sarah Mottershead $25

Abbey Cutters $100

B-Mile $200

Matthew Barbas $75

Gail Cushman $25

Rosemary Graves $50

Mary & Sam Ballard $25

The Apple Family $100

Jayson & Jenifer Tanzman $25

Ron Marcella Jr. $25

Diane Marcella $25

Big Y $500

Hillcrest Educational Center $500

Epoch Assisted Living at Melbourne $150

Allied Waste $1,500

Cultural Pittsfield $1,000

Berkshire SPAAMFAA $50

Nancy & Ray Woitkowski $50

Anonymous $25

Nancy & Phil Considine $25

Have a safe and happy Fourth. Lee & Joe Perri $25

Al & Ann Menard $25

God Bless America $25

King & Karen Barbalunga $50

Barbalunga Enterprises Inc. $100

Anonymous $50

Foresight Land Services $150

Happy 4th of July - Bob & Judi Chenail $25

Frank McKeever $10

Kjack & Ann O'Brien $25

The Keith & Sarah Murray Family $25

Mike McKeever $25

Joseph on the Mall Inc. $100

Virginia Sacco $25

Janie & Larry Pellish $25

Linda M Ruberto $50

Roz & Rick Petricca $100

Don & Nora Quadrozzi $25

Laurie & Martin Schwartz $25

Price Chopper $300

S Carty $25

Tom & Rose-Marie Daly $25

Clyde & Lorry $25

Roger & Lois Leary $25

Bill & Rose Ann Sturgeon $25

Barb Seddon $25

Tim & Lenore Horrigan $25

In memory of

Dorothy K. Hine, born 07/01/18 with love from her daughter and family. She loved the parade $25

Glen A Bean from Betsy C. Bean $50

The Esposito & Catapano Family $25

Grandparents Gateano Mastrodicasa, John & Anne FitzGerald $100

All the deceased members in the Boulais Family who all loved the parade - especially my Dad, Love Jackie $25

Donald Bullett, Bob Bullett, Steven Bullett, Skip Mallory & Kellie Mallory We miss you! Love, the Bullett & Mallory families $50

Sherrill Lombardi, my better half. From, Lou $25

Harold L. Hutchins $35

The Boulais, Procopio & Ruggiero Families $75

Caril, McGurn, Bones Sheran, Harry Gitelson, Bill Carity, Kinky Gomes & Dick Girardey $35

Loved ones, from Sarah and Keith Murray $25

Elizabeth Gionet, wife and mother, from the family $50

Jane Blake from Penelope Carey $50

Spence & Borkowski Family $25

My wife, Ruth $25

Aunt Oilve who loved a parade $25

Ay angelic wife Cathy who loved to watch parades $25

Joseph Jacobs Love Maren & Lisa $25

My husband, Richard Wheeler from Lil and loved ones $30

My mother $100

Our Grandpa. Love, Jessica, Josh & Sarah $100

Gram & Melissa from Dan & EM $25

Officer Charles Ellsworth, Adeline, Mary, Elmer, Nelson & Robert $25

"Smush" and Charlie $25

Robert L Gagnon $25

Our parents Edwin & Betty Corbin & Donald & Thelma Wilker Love Betty & Norm $25

Guy Pellegrinelli from Gerry & Joe $25

Paul from your family $100

Russell H White from Peter & Claudia $50

A Matteotti who always took us to the parade $25

Donald, Margaret and William Kuntz & Deborah Kuntz Elder $50

My brother Greg and our parents KayGee & Jack Noonan $25

Our dear friends, Imelda(Honey) Cornelio LaMountain, Tom "T.J." Varanka, Alice Wilson Bonnet, Jack O'Gara, Stan Wojtkowski and Mayra Dem $25

Frank & Doris Saldo, parade lovers $25

Scooter, Gizmo, Spencer & the princess $40

Jane Chapma, a beautiful, beautiful soul $25

Mr. Isa Ali and Mr. and Mrs. Donelson $30

John Daniels $25

The Custer & LaRosa families from Grace & Bill $25

Today's total $16,070

Total year to date .$56,365

Needed to reach goal $28,635