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Ticonderoga Kiwanis look forward to warm weather with ‘Win at 55’ contest

— The Ticonderoga Kiwanis are thinking about warm weather.

The Kiwanis are now selling tickets for their annual “Win at 55” contest. Participants are asked to guess the date and time the temperature in Ticonderoga will reach 55 degrees.

“‘Win at 55’ is one way to keep folk’s spirits high during the winter months and to raise funds for the many community projects that Ti Kiwanis undertakes each year,” said Bill Bolton of the civic group.

“With a $5 donation you get to guess the day and hour you think the air temperature will reach 55 degrees,” he explained. “The person who comes closest to guessing that magic moment will win $500, with a second and third prize of $300 and $200 respectively.”

Tickets will be sold through Feb. 20 and the 55 degree day will be recorded after Feb. 28.

The temperature will be measured at the weather station located at the Downing residence on the Portage in Ticonderoga and may be checked at www.weatherundergound.com.

Ti Kiwanis members are selling tickets throughout the community.

“All monies raised will be used to improve our community and or help area children,” Bolton said. “Last year Ti Kiwanis supported improvements in the playground equipment at the Percy Thompson Memorial Park and the Ti Elementary School. Kiwanis also sponsors the annual Easter Egg Hunt, senior citizens holiday luncheon and a Little League team. The club also gave over $11,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors in 2011.

“Ticonderoga Kiwanis is dedicated to improving our community and helping children both locally and worldwide,” he said. “Help us help others by buying a chance to ‘Win at 55’.”

Bob Dedrick, a Kiwanis member, is proud of the work done by the civic group.

“The Ticonderoga Kiwanis is a thriving organization of men, women and youth, who are dedicated to serving children and improving the quality of life,” he said. “One of our missions calls each of us to provide, through our club, a practical means to form and foster enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build a better community.

“In our quest to reach this mission we have championed, in whole or part, many projects,” Dedrick noted. “Some of our projects have included the Percy Thompson Memorial Park, including the playground, the gazebo and many park benches; the Ticonderoga municipal beach, senior citizens holiday luncheon, Easter Egg hunt, high school/middle school bridge building contest, and a sponsor of a Little League team. But we need your help. We are able to help our communities through many fundraiser endeavors. With your help the Kiwanis club can continue to accomplish its mission.”

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