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Bed race, parade slated in Ticonderoga

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Registration for the Ticonderoga Best Fourth in the North bed race and parade is now open. Parade and bed race applications as well as rules and regulations are available online at www.best4thintthenorth.com and at the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce office.

Registration for the Ticonderoga Best Fourth in the North bed race and parade is now open. Parade and bed race applications as well as rules and regulations are available online at www.best4thintthenorth.com and at the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce office. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— Have you ever had a dream that your bed was rolling down a hill out of control?

Well, that dream can become reality in the third annual Ticonderoga bed race.

The bed race will be held Wednesday, July 4, just prior to the community’s annual Best Fourth in the North parade on Montcalm Street. The bed race will follow the Montcalm Mile foot race at about 1:45 p.m., just before the 2 p.m. parade.

The bed race will begin at the Ti fire house and finish near the Heritage Museum.

Registration for the bed race and parade is now open. Parade and bed race applications as well as rules and regulations are available online at www.best4thintthenorth.com and at the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce office. Applications can be returned to the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce at 94 Montcalm Street, Suite 1, Ticonderoga 12883. Parade applications must be returned by June 25.

The theme for the parade will be “A Salute To Community Volunteers.”

The grand marshall for the Best Fourth in the North Parade will be Bob Dedrick. Dedrick has served the Ticonderoga community as a volunteer for many organizations, a teacher and a former supervisor. In addition there will be some honored guests to assist in leading the parade.

For more information on the parade contact Mike Forand at 585-7644.

“The Best Fourth In The North Celebration does attract many visitors to the Ticonderoga area every year, which supports local businesses and the local economy,” said Matt Courtright, a Best Fourth committee member and chamber executive director.

The 2012 Best Fourth in the North will be a four-day celebration.

Events are scheduled to get under way Sunday, July 1, with food, vendors, entertainment and amusement rides in Bicentennial Park from noon to 10 p.m.

Buffalo Barfield & Unheard-of-Entertainment Live! will perform at 2 and 7 p.m. At 4 p.m. there will be an open mic karoke event.

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