PITTSFIELD -- The Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade Committee is looking for help to meet its fundraising goal for this year's parade.

The Parade Committee has raised $13,025 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 featuring local and regional bands, spectacular floats and military veterans organizations and has been viewed by tens of thousands of people along the parade route and on local community television.

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

Jeffrey Turner $40

Jeffrey Turner $40

A-1 Septic & Sewer Inc. 100

Berkshire Housing Services Inc. 150

Dery Funeral Home 150

Freadman Steel Inc. 150

Interprint Inc. 500

Bedard Bros. Auto Sales Inc. 750

Highland Restaurant Inc. 750

Comalli Electric 750

MYCOM Federal Credit Union 750

O'Connell Oil Associates 300

Berkshire County Deputy Sheriffs'
Association 300

The General Systems Company Inc. 300

Crombie Inc. d/b/a Domino's Pizza 50

TZ3 Corp. d/b/a Domino's Pizza 50

Berkshire Fence Company. 50

BBE Office Interiors 100

Polish Falcons of America Nest #580 50

Adams Community Bank 100

Wheeler & Taylor Inc. 100

MacFarlane Office Products Inc. 150

J.H. Maxymillian Inc. 1,000

Hancock Fire Department 50

County Ambulance 1,000

Ancestry Memorials 100

Petricca Industries 100

Safelite Auto Glass 300

Fuss & O'Neill 300

Apple & Albano CPAs 100

Laborers International Laborers
Union 473 150

Portsmitt's Lakeway Restaurant 50

Cynthia M. Armstrong 25

Lee Bank 150

Jones Trophies 100

Roberts & Associates Realty Inc. 50

AAA Southern New England 100

Aaronson & Associates PC 50

Wohrle's 100

Ameriprise Financial Services 100

Hill Engineers, Architects, Planners Inc. 150

United Educators of Pittsfield 150

Berkshire Gas Company 750

Pittsfield Cooperative Bank 1,000

Rodhouse Tax Service Inc. 50

McMahon & Vigeant PC 100

Gene & Justyna Carlson 25

Will Singleton 25

Anonymous 25

Judy and Don 30

Bob & Lee Teichert 30

Lee Marino: "Thanks for all the
memories". 25

Oasis Hair Design 100

Allendale Shopping Center 1,000

John J. Nolan 25

In memory of:

Anne Myrick who loved the parade. Love,
your family. 25

My husband Michael J. Spasyk 25

Sure they loved the parade, in memory of Harry and Edith Ward 25

Today's total: $13,025

Total year to date: $13,025

Needed to reach goal: $71,975