Belden has also been active in the community. A volunteer for Special Olympics, he has organized fund-raising events for the Hague Fire Department and the town of Hague. He has worked with YMCA and United Way childrens programs.
He has presented Success Seminars at all three Ticonderoga schools and created the Richard O. Belden Scholarship given to a Ti High graduate athlete who has demonstrated community service.
Boyce was recognized for her community service. She is a long-time member of the Eastern Star, the Heritage Museum board of directors, the Kiwanis Club and the Ticonderoga Mainstreet Partnership.
She has become the angel of the Ticonderoga Alumni Association, Cooper said. Although we have not been able to get her to agree to serve on our board, she has stepped forward time and time again to help us.
She has taken over management and upgrading of our database and is helping us reach more alumni, she added. She has come to help with the preparation of our annual mailings and processing of donations. This past year she helped with the writing and assembly of our annual newsletter. She is presenting serving as chair of the Distinguished Alumni selection committee.
Sylvia Boyce has certainly contributed to the success of the Ticonderoga Alumni Association and has helped make Ticonderoga a better place to live, Cooper said.
Crossman was also cited for his community service. A long-time member of the Best Fourth in the North committee, he has been the groups chairman the past eight years. He is also a former town councilman who led the effort to restore LaChute hall in the Ticonderoga Community Building.
Crossman is best known, though, for heading up the communitys annual July 4th celebration.
Things have certainly changed over the years, Cooper said. In the 1990s the budget for the celebration was $10,000. This year it was $25,000. That is a lot of fundraising for the committee to do, but they do it under the excellent leadership of Dan.