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2017 Parade Winners

Antique Vehicles

 

  • 1st place - Daryl Rod  1967 Plymouth Convertible
  • 2nd place - Denny Hoag 1954 Chevy Belair
  • 3rd place - Lenoxdalr Fire Department 1933 Stewart Fire Truck

 

 

Music Mobile Units

 

  • 1st place - Jialhouse 5 + 2
  • 2nd place - Past Tense
  • 3rd place Uncle Sam Chorus

 

 

Music Marching Units

 

  • 1st place - Sunrisers
  • 2nd place - Moodus Drum & Fife
  • 3rd place - Drury High School

 

Floats

 

  • 1st place - North Adams Fire Department
  • 2nd place - Oldies but Goodies Rock n Roll Show
  • 3rd place - Hinsdale Dayz
  • Honorable mention - Crusaders March On

 

Fire Departments

 

  • 1st place - Richmond
  • 2nd place - Pittsfield
  • 3rd place - Alert Hose

 

Veterans

 

  • 1st place - Patriot Guard

Thanks, Tripping.com

Tripping.com listed our parade as one not to miss on the 4th of July.

Thank you!

Read the article by clicking here.





One of the 10 Best Parade Venues in the Country!

This article appeared in the Berkshire Eagle on Monday June 30, 2008.
 

As the Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade gets ready to step off on Friday, it got a high-profile boost in the pages of USA Today, which listed it among the 10 best parade venues in the country. 

"We were thrilled," said Peter M. Marchetti, treasurer and coordinator of this year's parade. "It made us feel great."  

In its Friday edition, USA Today asked Steve Schmader, president and CEO of the International Festival and Events Association, to list his favorite 10 parades.

Pittsfield was joined by Washington, D.C., Racine, Wis., Philadelphia, Gatlinburg, Tenn., Balboa Island, Calif., Bristol, R.I., Greeley, Colo., Belton, Texas, and St. Louis. 

"Once billed as 'Your Hometown Parade,' " the paper said, "the Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade dates back to 1824, when the procession consisted of Revolutionary War veterans and politicians riding in horse-drawn carriages.

Today's modern parade has floats, balloons and marching bands, but still retains the small-town, patriotic flavor of its roots."
 USA Today, with a circulation of more than 2.2 million, is the nation's most-read newspaper.  The theme of this year's parade is "A World of Music."

There will be 19 marching musical acts, and all 23 floats will play either live or taped music. The six giant helium balloons will likewise have a musical theme, right down to Laa-Laa, the Teletubby.  

The parade begins at 10 a.m. Friday and will follow its traditional route, beginning on South Street at the Housatonic Street intersection, proceeding around Park Square, up North Street and ending at Wahconah Park on Wahconah Street. 

Here is the link to the orginial story in USA Today
 

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/destinations/10great/2008-06-26-fourth-of-july-parades_N.htm




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