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Spring cleaning planned in Ticonderoga

Volunteers needed for May 12 event

Ticonderoga will get a spring cleaning next weekend. Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership, PRIDE, Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce and Ticonderoga Kiwanis will join forces for a clean-up day Saturday, May 12.

Ticonderoga will get a spring cleaning next weekend. Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership, PRIDE, Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce and Ticonderoga Kiwanis will join forces for a clean-up day Saturday, May 12.

— Ticonderoga will get a spring cleaning next weekend.

Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership, PRIDE, Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce and Ticonderoga Kiwanis will join forces for a clean-up day Saturday, May 12.

“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, chairman of the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership.

“Ticonderoga is blessed with many strengths which it can build upon,” Bartlett said. “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.”

The community clean up will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers can contact Joyce Cooper at 585-2640 or email gcooper1@nycap.rr.com. Volunteers can also sign-up on the day of the event next to Rathbun Jewelers.

Volunteers will be organized into groups.

“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. “For example, it is anticipated that the list of specific spring clean activities will include Montcalm Street hose down, window washing, painting parties, LaChute trail clean-up, roadside trash pick-up, filling the flower boxes on the LaChute bridge, refreshing of natural areas, the landscaping at the library and more.”

As part of the clean-up effort, Good Point Recycling from Middlebury is expected to have a truck at the public parking lot across on the corner of Montcalm Street and Champlain Avenue for people to recycle old electronic equipment.

“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.”

Lunch will be provided for volunteers.

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