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Best Fourth in the North set in Ticonderoga

Independence celebration July 1-4

Ticonderoga will mark the birth of a nation with a four-day celebration. The annual Best Fourth in the North will be held July 1-4. It’s the largest event in the community each year.

Ticonderoga will mark the birth of a nation with a four-day celebration. The annual Best Fourth in the North will be held July 1-4. It’s the largest event in the community each year. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— The annual parade will start at 2 p.m. 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 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 will perform at 2 and 7 p.m. At 4 p.m. there will be an open mic karoke event.

Monday, July 2, Bicentennial Park will be open 4 to 10 p.m. with food, vendors, entertainment and amusement rides.

Buffalo Barfield & Unheard-of-Entertainment will again perform at 6 and 8 p.m.

Tuesday, July 3, Bicentennial Park will be open 4 to 10 p.m. with food, vendors, entertainment and amusement rides.

Buffalo Barfield & Unheard-of-Entertainment will again perform at 5 and 7 p.m. Rockology will play at 6 and 8 p.m.

Wednesday, July 4, Bicentennial Park will be open 10:30 a.m. to dusk with food, vendors, entertainment and amusement rides.

The Montcalm Mile will start at 1:45 p.m., followed by the bed race and the parade at 2 p.m.

Buffalo Barfield & Unheard-of-Entertainment will again perform at 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. Joe McGinness and Longshot will play 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The Best Fourth in the North will conclude with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

The Best Fourth In The North committee is a sub-committee of the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership. For more information go online at www.best4thinthenorth.com or contact the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce at 585-6619 or Email chamberinfo@ticonderogany.com.

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