|Donations Sought For Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade|
|08:12AM / Friday, March 17, 2023|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade is nearing and as organizers put the event together, they are still in need of donations.
A check may be mailed to the Parade Committee at PO Box 1738, Pittsfield 01202. They also may be mailed to the Berkshire Eagle at 75 South Church St. Pittsfield 01201.
Donations also may be dropped off at the Eagle building. Online users may go to the parade web site, pittsfieldparade.com
, clicking Support, scrolling down and clicking Donate. The parade committee uses PayPal.
The same page shows ways to become a sponsor. Donations of $25 or higher will receive a free parade poster. Sponsorships have several additional incentives listed online.
The parade committee has made several boosts to the lineup since the Covid hiatus and is reaching out to distant organizations such as the New England Patriots and Miss Massachusetts for participation. It has brought back the Philadelphia String Band, and the Mummers. It has also sought out better balloon companies for better visual effects.
In addition it is working with local Air Force bases to resume flyovers at the start of the parade.
Finally, better incentives are being offered to major donors and pre-Parade concerts are becoming a staple.
The 2-hour long event held on Independence Day begins at 10am on July 4.