Mayor Dan Bianchi has announced that the Pittsfield Parks Commission will hold a ceremony on Saturday, July 27 to honor the contributions of John C. Marchesi, a longtime employee of the City of Pittsfield Parks and Recreation Department. The dedication and plaque unveiling will begin at 11:00 am at the Doyle Softball Complex on Benedict Road. Mr. Marchesi served as the City’s director of recreation from 1956 to 2002, devoting himself for decades to providing quality sports and recreation opportunities for all youth throughout the city. A former Amateur Softball Association Massachusetts State Commissioner, John was elected to the Massachusetts Softball Hall of Fame in Worcester in 1989. He passed away in 2012. For more information, please contact Rebecca Tefft, Recreation Activities Coordinator at 499-9370.