NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The City of North Adams is calling on local businesses and members of the community to help support this year's fireworks display.
The annual extravaganza is again scheduled to take place at Noel Field Athletic Complex after the SteepleCats' home game on the 4th of July.
The show in North Adams draws thousands of viewers from the Capital region of New York State, Southern Vermont and Berkshire County.
"Fireworks are a huge part of our community's 4th of July tradition, but they are very expensive," said Director of Tourism Veronica Bosley. "We are looking for people to give whatever they can so that we can allow this tradition to continue - every little bit helps."
iBerkshires is hosting a "Support the North Adams Fireworks" page through which you can make donations and will highlight the names of sponsors donating $500 or more with a free ad on the page.
Anyone interested in offering financial support to the 4th of July fireworks display can do so by check or by online contribution. Checks can be mailed to 105 Main St., North Adams, MA 01247. Make checks out to the City of North Adams and please write "fireworks" in the memo line. Online donations also can be made by visiting the City of North Adams website, and clicking on the fireworks link on the homepage.
Contributions are tax-deductible and all donors – large and small – will be acknowledged by iBerkshires.com and The Berkshire Eagle. For information on the display: 413-664-6180 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I would be curious to see how much the Steeplecats contribute. Considering their attendance jumps from an average of 800-900 per game to better than 5000 on that day, they should be on the hook for at least $10,000.