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 $46,920.52 toward its goal of $85,000. This year’s parade theme is "Made in America."

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. 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.

Recent gifts:

Richard & Kalie Garwood $35

Nancy & Sam Billard 25

Corvettes of Berkshire 100

Berkshiretown Apartments 71

E. J. and Linda Lapointe 25

Barbara & Roger Hanley 25

Bill & Harriet Hunt 25

Carr Hardware 300

Brazee & Huban, CPAs 100

Applebees Dining to Donate 280.52

Tanya, Eddie & Tommy Mullin 50

The Bastow Family Skip, Sherry, Philip,
Brian and Joe 25

Parade Fan 25

The Elbow Room 100

Mardi & Butch 25

Happy 4th - The Haines, Wood, Barber,
Wyand, Allchambault, Tornicelli and
Clayton Families 50

Hally & Mark Shaw 25

Rabbi Dr. Harold Salzmann Temple Anshe Amunim 25

Above Average Apartment Rentals
Dominick and Betty 40

Anonymous 15

Marita and David Glodt 300

Sabic Innovative Plastics 750

Barrington Stage Company 100

Fuss & O’Neill Inc. 300

Health New England 1,000

B & G Restaurant Supply Inc. 750

Hot Harry’s Fresh Burritos 100

Greylock Federal Credit Union 1,500

Greylock Insurance Agency 750

Republic Services Inc. 1,500

Miller Petroleum Systems Inc. 500

Interprint Inc. 500

Berkshire Housing Devopment Services 150

Capitol Steps at Cranwell 150

Mrs. Fay J. Henry 250

Louis Allegrone 50

Pat & Warren Archey 50

Alice J. King 25

Delores 25

Anonymous 100

Mrs. R.M. Graves 75

The Berkshire Eagle 1,000

In memory of

Harold L. Hutchins 35

Mr. Haj Isa Ali & Mr. & Mrs. Robert
Donelson 30

To: Papa Walt, Grammy Marilyn and Papa Iye, Nana Alice - Rememberances from
the Linehan’s and Bates 25

Bill & Helen Reddy - Love Jim & Donna 50

In Loving Memory of Ann Borsello 100

Paul B. Nixon from his loving family 30

Our Grandpa, Love Jessica, Josh &
Sarah 100

Murchie Bell and his many memorable
BMC floats 100

John W. Carter III 50

In Loving Memory of Marion Giansiracusa from her family 50

Beloved nephew Michael David Gray from Loving Family 50

Joanne Hayes from June Ann Mason 25

Our parents, Robert & Irene Crossley.
Love Bruce & Janice Crossley and Joyce
& Garry Lahey 50

Today’s total: $11,986.52

Total to date: $46,920.52

Needed to reach goal: $38,079.48