The MA Senate unanimously adopted an amendment sponsored by Senator Eric P. Lesser and co-sponsored by Sen. James T. Welch (D-West Springfield) that provides $100,000 for the Spirit of Springfield.
“From the 4th of July fireworks to the World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast, from Bright Nights to the Parade of Big Balloons, the Spirit of Springfield is responsible for so many of Western Massachusetts’ most iconic events,” Lesser said. “This funding will help Spirit of Springfield further its mission of community service and empowerment.”
“The Spirit of Springfield helps showcase all the outstanding events the city hosts and fosters a sense of pride among residents,” Welch said. “I’m happy that the Senate budget included funding for this great organization, and hopeful it will help bring even more visitors to Springfield to experience what the city has to offer.”
The organization coordinates several large-scale annual community events each year in the Pioneer Valley that enhance quality of life by fostering a sense of community, civic pride and opportunities for celebration.