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Street art project off to good start

TICONDEROGA-Ticonderoga's street project is off to a rousing start, according to organizers.

The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership already has orders for more than a dozen Adirondack chairs that will be part of the second annual effort to "Relax in the Adirondacks." The hand-crafted, hand-painted chairs will be displayed throughout the town.

The downtown revitalization group's first street art project was held last summer. Thirty-six-foot-tall wooden soldiers, "Soldiers on Parade," graced the community.

Like the soldiers last year, this year's chairs will be auctioned in the fall. Proceeds will support TMSP's revitalization efforts.

"Local merchants, past sponsors, artists and anyone else who is interested in participating are encouraged to participate in this effort to raise money for downtown improvements," Bob Dedrick, chairman of the TMSP promotion committee, said.

The Adirondack chairs are available in two sizes, depending on the available display space. Sponsors may choose from an adult-size chair by Don Farleigh or a child-size chair by Jim Hall. Chairs are $65 each.

The chairs are on display in the Pride building in the window of R.A. White Construction.

For information, contact Dedrick at 585-7408, Sue Rathbun at 585-9721 or Nancy Kelley at 585-7149. People can also go to www.timainstreet.org and select contact to send an e-mail inquiry.

A sponsor's check should be made out to "Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership" and dropped off at Rathbun Jewelers.

"Last year was very successful, and we are looking forward to our second annual street art project being even bigger and better," Dedrick said. "We already have over a dozen sponsors, just upon word of mouth, signed up to participate. We will be auctioning the Adirondack chairs in the fall with all proceeds to help support TMSP projects."

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