Ti residents heading to jail for a cause

TICONDEROGA The Ticonderoga Festival Guild will again jail people outside its office at 121 Montcalm St. on Feb. 29. Five well-known Ti citizens will be jailed for an hour or until their bail is paid by friends and passersby. The list of those to be incarcerated is now under review for the severity of their penalties and time they will be interned. The jailing kicks off the guilds annual membership campaign. Envelopes are stuffed for mailing as the jailing takes place. The mailing highlights the programs for summer 2008. A special program, designated as the Presidents Party will be a family presentation of Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory by the Adirondack Regional Theatre on July 1 under the Festival Guild tent at 7 p.m. Admission will be $5 for children, $10 for adults, with a family admission price not to exceed $25. The adult concert season begins on July 8 with a concert by OhAnleigh, a Celtic group from Middlebury. Following that on July 15, David Ruch will present Songs of Old New York; Rick Rourke and the Lost Wages will appear on July 22, followed by a return visit from Too Human, a pop and jazz combo, on July 29. The Ps and Qs, a barbershop quartet from Saratoga and Cape Cod, will perform on Aug. 5, and the traditional Ticonderoga Community Band concert will take place on Aug. 12. All are at 8 p.m., except for the last one which will being at 6:30 p.m. and follow a picnic under the tent for those who wish to bring their supper with them. All of the adult concerts are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Season tickets are on sale now for $45; after May 1 the price is $50. The season ticket may be used for one admission to six concerts or for six admissions to one concert, or any combination of admissions up to six. The Childrens Arts Trek opens on July 9 with Phenomenal Physics with Dr. Fish, followed by David Ruch and a Native American program on July 16. The Puppet People will present A Christmas Carol for Christmas in July on July 23. Two of a Kind from Pennsylvania brings a program of ecology awareness through music and fun to the stage on July 30. The Seagle Colony will return with a new childrens opera, Hansel and Gretel, on Aug. 6. Craig Babcock the mime returns on Aug. 13 to offer another silent program of drama and fun as he did in 1998. The childrens programs are at 10:15 a.m. and are free to all area children and those who bring them. Donations are accepted. Grants from several agencies have been applied for in order to subsidize these programs, and membership contributions to the guild help.. For further information and/or membership materials, call the guild office at 585-6716.

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