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Ti hosts Halloween Fest

TICONDEROGA - The historic buildings along Montcalm Street provided the backdrop for Halloween Fest in downtown Ticonderoga Oct. 30.

More than 750 young children and their families scurried from store to store collecting treats from the Ticonderoga merchants as the air was filled with excitement, laughter and a few ghoulish sounds.

With their bags full of goodies and with their parents in tow, the children hurried down the street, to the Community Building. Greeted by Ticonderoga Supervisor Bob Dedrick dressed as Yoda and Ticonderoga main Street Partnership Chairwoman Sue Rathbun dressed as a clown, youngsters and adults alike joined in the fun of watching children off their individually-decorated pumpkins.

Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership committee members, business owners, members of the Ti Kiwanis Club and the Ticonderoga Police Department worked throughout the afternoon to make this a fun-filled, family centered, safe Halloween event.

"The event exceeded all expectations, with many positive comments and expressions of thanks from children, parents and others in attendance," said Sandra Bolton, TMSP promotion committee chairwoman. "Small towns can flourish when partnerships are formed with community organizations.

"A big Halloween cheer goes out to Ti Wal-Mart for donating 335 pumpkins to the school children," she added. "Also a round of applause goes out to the school administration, faculty, staff and students of both the Ticonderoga Elementary School and St. Mary's for partnering with TMSP for what is hoped will be the first of many Montcalm Street events."

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