Ticonderoga Spring may be distant memory for most area residents, but 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 will be selling chances all day at Stewarts in Ticonderoga on Friday, Jan. 20.
“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’.”