Montcalm Streetfest organizers anticipate big turnout Aug. 15

TICONDEROGA - Sue Rathbun, Chair of the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership, said early this week, "Streetfest on Saturday Aug. 15 will be great."

The committee working on the project, which includes Sandie Bolton, Chattie Van Wert, Deb Malaney, John Reale, Art Hatfield, Joe Conway, Diane Farinick, Pam Nolan, Donna, Van Wirt, Rolly Allen, Mark Johns, and Sue Rathbun, indicates that there are now commitments from vendors, crafters and local businesses, restaurants, vintage car owners, Hacker Boat, the Ticonderoga Police, Fire and EMS departments, Wicker Ford, Christopher Chevrolet, Penelope the Clown, and many others to participate in the event.

"As previously announced, Montcalm Street will be closed from the Sunshine Laundry to Glens Falls National Bank at 8 am to allow for setup and the event will kick off at 10 am. The whole street will be filled with fun opportunities," said Rathbun.

"Downtown Ticonderoga will become a pedestrian mall with food, interesting things to see and opportunities to purchase unique crafts and gifts."

Activities will come to a close at 4 p.m. and the street will reopen at 5 p.m.

The committee indicates crafters include artisans specializing in wood crafts, handmade toys, vintage costume jewelry, glass, photos, baskets, rustic furniture, purses, quilts, tote bags, and many other gifts and merchandise.

A complete list of participating local businesses, crafters, car owners and the location of each participant and display will be available to visitors as they enter the closed portion of Montcalm Street.

"We haven't had an event like this in downtown Ticonderoga in years," said Rathbun. "We are looking forward to welcoming people from the whole area, Essex, Warren, and Washington Counties of New York and all our friends across the Lake in Vermont. It will be a great day, and if it rains, we'll do it on Aug. 22."

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