Deadline Approaching For Pittsfield Parade

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. The deadline for participating in the 4th of July Parade is June 1.

There are typically about 170 units in each parade which is comprised of community groups, veterans' groups, fire departments, floats, balloons, musical units, and elected officials.  

A form may be obtained by calling 413-447-7763, by going to the web site, (scrolling down on the landing page), or by sending an email to

"It's a big parade," said Committee President Pete Marchetti. "But each and every participant must fill out and submit an application or we have no way of knowing about their intentions, can't work them into the line of march or let the telecast hosts know about them." 

The volunteers who work to feed the various units into the line of march have a list of all units under their responsibility.  The list is prepared using the formal applications which must be submitted with descriptions of their participant for broadcast purposes and for use in the program.  

Float operators and builders must attend workshops prior to the parade to learn and understand rules and regulations on construction and use. Future workshops for floats are:  Polish Falcons, Belair Ave. May 15 and 6/12 6:30pm; St Mark's Church, Father Leonard Hall, 400 West St. Pittsfield 5/20, 7pm and 5/25 10 am.

Donations are also sought and may be made on the committee's website


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