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Arts Trek to mark anniversary

Children’s program enters 30th season

The Ticonderoga Festival Guild will mark a milestone this summer as its Arts Trek program celebrates its 30th anniversary. Arts Trek is the series of free children’s programs held each summer by the guild.

The Ticonderoga Festival Guild will mark a milestone this summer as its Arts Trek program celebrates its 30th anniversary. Arts Trek is the series of free children’s programs held each summer by the guild.

— “Arts Trek is not getting older, but better,” Burdick said. “Each year brings new artists and new kinds of programs to the stage at the pavilion. We also welcome back some old friends who give wonderful performances as well.

“Thirty years is marked by pearls,” she added. “We promise that every program this summer is a gem, a pearl in a sting of great performances over the years. The artists are enthusiastic, the programs are interactive, the whole series is just plain fun while harboring some educational facts and living ideals behind the lines.”

The Ticonderoga Festival Guild will also have adult programming this year.

After a success Twelfth Night Celebration in January, the second guild program of 2012 will be a concert by the Curbstone Chorus of Rutland on Sunday, April 29, at 3 p.m. at the Best Western Inn & Suites.

A progressive dinner is being planned for June. The President’s Party July 25 will feature Tom O’Carroll, an Irish singer and storyteller, who is travelling to the area with his wife, Debbie, an Arts Trek performer.

Two programs will be held on Tuesdays at the Knights of Columbus pavilion — the Ti Talent Night July 31 at 7 p.m. and the Ti Community Band concert on Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m.

“Budgets have been pared down the past two years but the programs have continued and the guild has managed to end each fiscal year in the black because of generous donations of individual members, business in the area, and several grants,” Burdick said. “Already supportive this year have been the Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union and the Arts Council of the Northern Adirondacks, with a DEC grant that will be awarded March 16.”

For information about the Ticonderoga Festival Guild call 585-7015.

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