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On Sunday Pittsfield will hosts a picnic to commemorate community spirit. The Pittsfield's Picnic (formerly "Pittsfield's Town Shut Down"(PTSD)) will be held Sunday, Aug. 25 from 12:30-5 p.m. The picnic commemorates the community spirit that arose after Tropical Storm Irene cut the village off from essentials two years ago.

Pittsfield picnic benefits town recreation
Sunday, Aug. 25 - PITTSFIELD - Celebrate the end of summer at the Pittsfield's Picnic on Sunday, Aug. 25 from 12:30-5 p.m. There will be a variety of activities for the whole family. 

The picnic is a community fundraiser to assist with improvements and additions to the recreation area. Planned sites for improvement include the playground and basketball court, which need repairs and resurfacing, as well as the addition of two sets of new horseshoe pits.

"I really want to thank all the folks who have helped with the planning process," said Erica Hurd, event organizer. "Especially, the towns select board for allowing the installation of horseshoe pits and to Steve Martin for making this a reality."
The goal is to raise $5,000.

This is actually the second annual event, the first, formerly "Pittsfield's Town Shut Down"(PTSD), held last year, commemorated the community spirit that arose out of the necessary community gatherings during the week after Tropical Storm Irene cut the village off from essentials.

Schedule for Aug. 25:
12:30 pm. - Potluck Picnic: Bring a dish to share, a blanket or a lawn chair. Hamburgers, hot dogs, pulled pork, corn on the cob and ice cream are sure to be enjoyed by all. Donations appreciated.
12:30-5 p.m. - Horseshoe Tournament, $5 per person, team play. Organizers will create pairs for single players. Trophies will be awarded to first through third place teams.
12:30-4:30 p.m. - Athletic activities scheduled for all ages with Coach LaBella, including volleyball in the field behind Town Hall.
12:30-4:30 p.m. - Silent Auction.
1-2 p.m. - Bingo in the Town Hall basement.
2-3 p.m. - Listen to Old Time Fiddlers at the Town Hall.
2-5 p.m. - Tie dying shirts for kids with Dana and Heather, $5 recommended donation. Sign up for your session at the kids' tent.
2-5 p.m. -  Face painting with Tricia and Madison at the kids' tent.
3-4:30 p.m. - Buddy the Clown creates balloon figures from his repertoire of over 300.
4:30-5 p.m. - Buddy the Clown performs interactive show for all "Digging into Books"
Everyone is welcome.