Thursday July 4, 2013

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 $61,519.30 toward its goal of $85,000. This year’s parade theme is "America The Beautiful, Land That I Love."

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. 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.

Parade donations will be accepted through PayPal on the website, pittsfieldparade
.com, or by mailing a check to Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade Committee, P.O. Box 1738, Pittsfield, MA 01202.

The donations:

Beacon Cinema $50

Joyce & Bob Moses 100

Anonymous 20

Richard M. Ziter M.D. 100

The Rousseaus 25

Dining to Donate 303.30

Thomas Aube 50

Gerald & Vidahlia Ferreira 25

Erin Sullivan Pedersen 50

The DeMarco Family Donation 100

Judith Hopper 25

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Bolland 50

Therese Cote 25

Dave & Marianne Hall 100

Cy Henry 25

Mia Hiltpold 25

Bill & Martha 25

Georgia Mailman Massucco 25

Raymond G. Thomas 25

Barb & Skip 50

Mike & Sue Rock 25

Congressman Richard E. Neal 500

Anonymous 50

Paul & Christine Benjamin 25

Edna Garshelis 50

John & Patricia Moynahan 25

Berkshire Health Systems 500

Linda M. Ruberto 50

Angie Lingoski 10

Mary Lou Schnackenberg 25

John & Beverly Krol 25

Buddy & Bella 25

Anonymous 25

Ilene & Mike Baron 25

The Chazey Family 25

Carol & Al Maynard 75

Tom & Mary 25

I love a parade - Mary Martinelli 25

Mary’s Carrot Cake 50

Ruh Waldheim 25

Christine Stodden 50

In honor of our 10 grandkids - Ira and
Sharon Siegel 100

In memory of:

Arthur & Joan Gingras Love, Marge &
Craig 25

In loving memory of Linda C. Henderson - Love Forever & Always. Walt & Family 100

For Papa Walt, Grammy Marilyn, Papa
Eye Yi; Ed, Nana Alice. From the
Linehans and Bates; Lenny 25

Gene Keyes from his daughters, Jeanne
& Kathy Reprint

Richard H. Mauke who loved a parade
and always flew the flag 56

All those who have gone before us & the
wonderful dedicated military. God
Bless, Carol, Joe, Bryan 50

"Manny" Harrington - Love Betty &
Family 25

Pearl Harbor Veteran Paul Siok from wife Dorothy Siok

Pearl Harbor Veteran Chet Stoklosa from Dorothy Siok 25

"Smush" and Charlie 25

My Uncle Frank A. Peplowski 25

our sister, Cathy Procopio who loved the
4th of July Parade. Love Peggy, Ann
and Mary 25

Mary Grace Noonan from Bob and Linda Noonan and Family 100

My Father Patrick Torra and Father-In-Law Thomas Flynn 100

Today’s total: $3,514.30

Total year to date: $61,519.30

Needed to reach goal: $23,480.70