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
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
"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
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
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'
2-5 p.m. - Face painting with Tricia and Madison at the
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.