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Civic groups plan for Ti clean up

TICONDEROGA-Community groups are planning to give Ticonderoga a spring cleaning.

Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership, PRIDE, Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce and Ticonderoga Kiwanis will jointly hold a "Spring Clean" Saturday, May 14.

"We want to put a fresh face on our community and we encourage other groups and organizations to join us in enhancing our community before the summer season starts in earnest," said John Bartlett of the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership.

"Ticonderoga is blessed with many strengths which it can build upon," he added. "With a fresh coat of paint and sparkling clean windows, we can continue the journey to a better tomorrow; one that welcomes families and friends, tourists and entrepreneurs as well to our town."

Volunteers will be assigned specific jobs and/or areas. Plans call for hosing down Montcalm Street, washing windows, painting, LaChute trail clean up, roadside trash pick up, replacing the flower boxes on the LaChute bridge, refreshing of natural areas, landscaping at the library and more.

"Volunteers will be encouraged to sign up for the team and activity where they have the most interest and where they feel they can best contribute," Bartlett said.

Lunch will be provided Saturday for all the volunteers.

As part of the community clean-up effort, people will have an opportunity to recycle old electronic equipment. Good Point Recycling from Middlebury, Vt., will have a truck at the corner of Montcalm Street and Champlain Avenue. It will accept old computers for $5 and old TVs for $15. Laptops and CPU towers are free as well as Sony, Panasonic, Toshiba and Sharp items.

"Enthusiasm is contagious," Bartlett said. "Life in Ticonderoga is made beautiful with a gracious smile and a friendly wave. Capture the spirit and come join your neighbors as we work to put a fresh, clean face on our community. We hope that you will embrace the opportunity and participate in Ticonderoga's Spring Clean."

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