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Fashion show assists emergency squad building fund

TICONDEROGA - The Thrift Shop team at the First United Methodist Church recently held a benefit fashion and variety show to aid the Ticonderoga Emergency Squad building fund.

Ticonderoga EMS has been operating out of a three-bay garage behind the Community Building, a facility it has outgrown. The squad is now raising money to construct a new home on land between Champlain Avenue and The Portage, the site of the old Ti High School.

The Thrift Shop team at the First United Methodist Church, under the leadership of Gayle Wells, organized a benefit fashion and variety show for the EMS.

It raised $1,500.

The benefit featured fashions from the Thrift Shop modeled by babies, children, juniors and adults. Chris Hartley, a Ti Idol winner performed. Kristen Dickerson played the violin. Tap dancers Taylor Booth, Alexandra Lashway, Megan Maloy, Rebecca Maloy, Paula Norton and Jennifer Raymond of the Center Stage Dance Studio in Crown Point also performed.

"The First United Methodist Church Thrift Shop committee and volunteers were very pleased to be able to help the EMS through this outreach ministry benefit show," said Betty Rettig, chairwoman of the Thrift Shop committee.

Donations to the EMS Building Fund may be made directly to the Ticonderoga EMS, c/o Marie Moore or Sue Johnson, P.O. Box 265, Ticonderoga 12883.

The Thrift Shop at the Ticonderoga First United Methodist Church is open year round every Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Located downstairs in the fellowship wing of the church, fashions for the entire family and miscellaneous treasures can be found. For more information about the shop or church, call 585-2242 or 585-7995.

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