Fundraising for the Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade is underway. A total of $20,215 has been raised toward the Parade Committee's goal of $85,000.

The parade will step off at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4, in downtown Pittsfield. This year's theme is "The Berkshires — Past, Present and Future."

Donations can be made online via PayPal at or by mailing contributions to: Pittsfield Parade Committee Inc., P.O. Box 1738, Pittsfield, MA 01202.

For information on parade fundraising and participation, call 413-447-7763.

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