More than $50,000 raised for Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade


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 $50,060.52 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. 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,, or by mailing a check to Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade Committee, P.O. Box 1738, Pittsfield, MA 01202. Today’s gifts:

Andi & Pat $50

Anonymous 35

Anonymous 50

Anonymous 30

Bill & Suzanne 25

Carol A. Burt 25

Charles & Carolyn Sawyer 50

Cynthia Brown & Maura Delaney 30

Don & Nora Quadrozzi 25

Gerry & Joe 25

God Bless America! 50

Grampie’s Dog House 50

In honor of Chad Court, Cara, Brooke
& Mia, Love A.J. 25

Italian American War Veterans Fr. William Contino Post 75 100

Jerry & Michelle Lee 50

John & Carol Szymanski 25

Julee & Allan Cassidy 25

Lee & Pat Lester 25

Linda M. Kaufmann 200

Make it Green. Thank you Š Katherine
Gundelfinger 30

Maureen Marrone 10

MountainOne 500

Nancy & Phil Considine 25

Pittsfield Firefighters Local 2647 1,000

Premitta Barosso & Helen Beals 25

The Desmarais Family 25

The Zoladz Family 25

This donation is from Willie, the parade
loving Husky 25

Tim & Lenore Horrigan 25

To our Veterans 150

Virginia E. Sacco 25

In memory of

Claire L. Smith 35

Dorothy Wilson who loved the parade.
Love Sue & Gary Gulbranson 30

Gram & Merry from Dan & Em 25

Grampa, Mur, Pa Smainer Love Ben,
Katie, Emily, Tim, Dylan & Jake 25

Grandparents Geatano Mastrodicasa,
John & Anne FitzGerald 100

In loving memory of Keith Murray who
loved the parade. Love Sara, Margaret, Rick, Joe & Cheryl 25

In loving memory of my husband, Frank Dixon, Love Ardath 25

Kay Sacco 25

Our Parents Edwin & Mary Corbin, Donald
& Thelma Wilker, Love Betty & Norm 40

Pearl Holmes who loved the parade 25

Susan Tracy Janey from her sister Val 25

Today’s total: $3,140

Total to date: $50,060.52

Needed to reach goal: $34,939.48


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