Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade Committee raises $53K toward funding goal
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 $53,888 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 Book Shelf $50
Clyde & Lorry 25
Great day for a parade and a run 25
MaryAnn Minella 25
N. Ruffer 25
Virginia E. Sacco 25
Joe and Mary Jane Handler 100
Mary Horton 25
From: Bill and Suzanne 25
Don and Mary DeBlieux 100
Christopher & Colleen Brazeau Scituate, Mass. We love your parade 30
Happy 4th Nancy & Ray 25
Congratulations Father Peter on your 40th anniversary of your Ordination of Priesthood - 7/7/73 - 7/7/13 - Nancy & Ray 25
Tom and Rose Marie Daly 25
From: Willie the Parade-Loving Husky 25
Jaylie & Angelo Borsello & Brayden Ash 25
Ray & Ann Callahan 25
Tony & Ivone Dalmaso and Deisiane Torres 30
Pat & Warren Archey 25
Stretch - Shorty & Daisy Mae 25
James & Dorothy Kelly 50
Marilyn Sheehan 20
Don & Betsy Retallick & Family 50
V. Boswell 25
Dick & Linda Murphy 25
Tanya, Eddie & Tommy Mullin 50
Catharine Deely 50
Gene Dellea 100
Ruth & Ralph Gutmann 25
Romano & Mary Frattarola 25
Thanks for all your hard work - Louis & B.J. 30
In memory of:
Irene C. Carrow from John and Mary Ellen Donna 30
Glen Bean from Betsy Bean 50
Paul Houle - your family 100
Bob Boxer, he loved the parade! 25
In loving memory of my husband, Frank Dixon, love Ardath 25
The members of the Campbell, Gregory & Noonan families, Love Nancy & Ray 25
Our brother Greg and cousins T.J. Varanka and Stan Wojtkowski, Love Nancy & Ray 25
Albert J. Litano from his family 50
Gram and Melissa. We miss you, Dan and Em 25
My daughter Nancy Wright Baumann. Miss you "Nanc."
Love, Mom 25
Our grandpa, love Jessica, Josh and Sarah 100
Wife Joan McNiece 25
Today's total: $2,140
Total year to date: $53,888
Needed to reach goal: $31,112
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