PITTSFIELD -- The Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade Committee has raised $57,775.47 toward this year's goal of $85,000. This year's parade theme was "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.

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:

Liam Geddes benefit performance
at Spice Dragon 07/03/14 $1,100

Bucket Brigade $884.19

Friendly's Dining to Donate $107.76

Richard E. Neal for Congress
Committee $200

Thanks for a wonderful parade! $50

Frank & Annette Thoubboron $20

Mia Hiltpold $25

Barbara Horner $30

Carol & Al Maynard $50

Dave & Marianne Hall $100

Bill & Chris Coan $50

Mrm Leo Fiorini $25

Looking forward to another great event,
Frank Patrick & Dennise March $25

Thank you for all the work you all do.
I love the parade. Sincerely Mary
Martinelli $25

Anonymous $15

Beloved ones $30

Carlo & Diane DiNicola $25

Dennis Geary $25

KidZone Child Care/Education Center
Inc.


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$100

In memory of:

Richard H. Mauke who always loved a
parade $56

Frank & Mary McKeever $25

Gordon Pomeroy from the Kelly Family $25

My wonderful mother Joan B. Litty, who LOVED the parade! $50

Today's total: $3,042.95

Total year to date: $57,775.47

Needed to reach goal: $27,224.53