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Mayor's Cup planning begins, many events

The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts is once again teaming up with Mayor's Cup organizers to host events including a "See Food" sculpture contest, sponsored by CVPH Medical Center. The contest will involve teams from local schools, organization and businesses as well as individuals collecting canned goods to be positioned into sculptures. Following the contest, the food will be donated to local food pantries.

"We're hoping that will be a nice addition and I'm sure it will," said DeSnyder.

Returning events other than the boat parade are expected to be part of the celebration once again including a 5-kilometer walk/run, the CVPH Mountain to Lake Bike Ride, and, of course, the Mayor's Cup Regatta.

The key this year to the continued success of the event is increased cooperation, said the mayor.

"We're all working together to do this, which is really important for the city of Plattsburgh, downtown and the community," said Kasprzak.

"That, to us, is a very important change this year," said DeSnyder.

The Mayor's Cup Web site, www.mayorscup.com, and city Web site, www.cityofplattsburgh-ny.gov,will have more information about the event as it becomes available. For more information, contact the Mayor's Cup Landlubber Events Committee at 563-7701, Waterfront Events Committee at 561-8790, and Arts Events Committee at 561-1604.

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