|Fall Foliage Parade Theme 'Toys' for 2012|
|01:50PM / Monday, July 30, 2012|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The 57th annual Fall Foliage Festival Parade steps off this September with the theme of "Toys on Parade in Northern Berkshire."
Sponsored by the city of North Adams and the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce this year delivers what organizers say is a playful twist, featuring a theme to inspire a creative collection of floats and displays and delight children and adults of all ages.
"The parade committee wanted to choose a theme that would resonate with the child in all of us," said Christine Hoyt, Fall Foliage parade director. "This year's theme allows for creativity and imagination with the creation of floats and the participation of marching units."
The annual parade is coordinated by the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce.
"The Berkshire Chamber is thrilled to, once again, help support the Fall Foliage Parade," said Michael Supranowicz, president and CEO. "The parade is a time-honored tradition in North Berkshire and we understand that, now perhaps more than ever, it is important to businesses and residents to preserve this very special community event."
The parade will step off this year on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 1 p.m. from the Wal-Mart parking lot and continue down Curran Highway before winding through downtown North Adams. Thousands of Berkshire residents and visitors enjoy the annual parade, which commemorates the autumn season.
Although the parade is a couple months away, the organizational effort is already strong. Parade committee members are working to coordinate an array of marching bands, floats, banners and other marching units in preparation for this monumental event. With so many tasks ahead, the committee welcomes volunteers to help with the parade effort. This is a perfect opportunity to bring together your group and show your support for this annual event.
For more information on the parade or to volunteer, call Hoyt at 413-499-4000, Ext. 126, or visit www.fallfoliageparade.com.