Ti Festival Guild to host singer, ventriloquist

TICONDEROGA - Vicki Russell, a touring singer and songwriter from New Paltz, will appear at the Tuesday Concert Series of the Ticonderoga Festival Guild on Aug. 3 at 8 p.m.

The concerts are held at the Knights of Columbus pavilion behind their building on Montcalm Street. Parking spots are available at the pavilion and can be reached by traveling Carnegie Place and turning right, or Tower Avenue with a left turn at the Elks Club.

Russell performs on keyboard and guitar, and is joined by her husband, David Michael Peters, on guitar, bass and harmonies. She has toured throughout the United States, Europe, Japan and in her native New York hot spots. This is her second visit to Ticonderoga.

Tickets for the concerts are $10 for adults and $5 for students, available at the entrance and at Rathbun Jewelers on Montcalm Street in Ticonderoga.

Refreshments will be sold at the snack bar by members of the Knights of Columbus.

Sponsors for the evening concert are Philip and Barbara McLaughlin.

The Ticonderoga Festival Guild is supported by grants from the New York Council on the Arts, by donations from area businesses and by memberships from local residents and visitors.

More information is available by calling 585-7015.

Arts Trek

The Arts Trek program for children on Wednesday, Aug. 4, is Sylvia's Magic Trunk.

Sylvia Fletcher is a professional ventriloquist, comedian and singer. Her singing, lively unforgettable characters, inanimate objects and voice illusions draw the audience into her magical world of comedy. This is her first performance for Arts Trek.

Arts Trek performances take place at the Knights of Columbus pavilion in Ticonderoga.

The sponsor of this Arts Trek is the Ticonderoga Elks Club.

The Arts Treks are supported by grants from the Southern Lake Champlain Trust, the International Paper Foundation, the Essex County Division of Youth, the Arts Council of the Northern Adirondacks, by a donation from Stewart's Shops and by individual donors.

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