BERKSHIRE COUNTY, MA –North Adams, MA – October 22, 2019 – 1Berkshire along with the city of North Adams presented the 64th Annual Fall Foliage Festival Parade on Sunday, October 6, 2019 to the delight of thousands of attendees from the Berkshires and beyond. This year’s parade theme, There’s No Place Like Home in the Berkshires was a fun, festive theme that yielded some unique, creative floats and certainly brought out the child in all attendees.
With more than a dozen floats and talented musicians, the float and band judging proved to be more challenging than ever. The winners of these distinguished awards are as follows:
Float Award Winners
Harry S. Orr Award – First Baptist Church
Hayden Award – Greylock School PTG
Mayor’s Award – Very Good Property Management
Grand Marshal Award – MountainOne
Parade Director’s Award – Berkshire Dance Theatre
Flaming Leaves Trophy – Drury High School Band
Golden Harvest Trophy – Torrington High School Band
Band Front Trophy – Drury High School Band
Spirit Award – Hoosac Valley High School Band
our Grand Marshal, Dr. Len Radin set the tone for the parade when he invited a few Drury Drama Team alumni to “come home” and join him along the parade route. Dr. Radin was selected as Grand Marshal not only because of all he has done for the community, but for his enduring love for The Wizard of Oz. Dr. Radin has spent over 60 years in the theater business, including founding the nationally award-winning Drury Drama Team and serving as its volunteer director for over 25 years.
The support and donations received by the businesses and the local community, allowed for 1Berkshire and the Fall Foliage Parade committee to put on another festive and fun parade to kick off the fall foliage season in the Berkshires.
1Berkshire is a county-wide organization focused on economic development and promotion of the region as a preferred place to visit, to live, and to grow a business. It provides programs that connect businesses with each other and with potential customers, as well as works to develop future leaders and support entrepreneurs. For more information, visit 1Berkshire.com.