Ti chamber recognizes volunteers

TICONDEROGA - The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual volunteer appreciation dinner Oct. 28 at the Knights of Columbus.

"The volunteer appreciation dinner gave the TACC and community members a chance to honor and thank all those who give of themselves for the betterment of the community and the area," Matthew Courtright, TACC executive director, said.

Almost 100 people were in attendance.

"It was wonderful to see so many faces representing our many businesses, organizations, the community and the North Country," Courtright said.

All menu items were donated by area businesses and organizations.

"On behalf of the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to not only our amazing area volunteers but to the many businesses and organizations who donated the menu items," Courtright said. "The event was a great success and I was honored to be a part of it. The chamber is here to serve its members and promote and work together with the area businesses as well as be one voice for the business people."

Courtright quoted Martin Luther King, Jr. during his director's speech saying, "Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love."

His speech thanked the many volunteers throughout the area for all that they do to make the community and the world a better place.

Awards were given out in appreciation and in honor of volunteering and community involvement.

In addition Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward was present and gave out citations to all of the award recipients.

TACC Appreciation Awards went to:

- Ticonderoga Central School, John McDonald, superintendent;

- Fourth of July Committee, Angela Brown, current chairwoman, and Dan Crossman, past chairman; and

- PRIDE of Ticonderoga, Sharon Reynolds.

John Bartlett was named Community Volunteer of The Year. Bartlett serves on the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partner ship and other committees.

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