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Dinner to assist Ticonderoga Festival Guild

‘Progressive Dinner’ June 12

The Ticonderoga Festival Guild will mark a milestone this summer as its Arts Trek program celebrates its 30th anniversary.

The Ticonderoga Festival Guild will mark a milestone this summer as its Arts Trek program celebrates its 30th anniversary.

— The Ticonderoga Festival Guild will offer people a night on the town when its holds its “Progressive Dinner.”

The biennial dinner will be Saturday, June 12. It’s theme is “Wine, Winning and Song.”

This year's dinner will feature three area locations never used before. Appetizers will be at Tierney's, salad and entree at the Knights of Columbus hall, and dessert and beverages at the Wagon Wheel. Two seatings are scheduled, the first at 4 p.m. and the second at 5:30 p.m. Each course takes approximately one hour.

Music will be featured at each venue by musicians Ernie Huntington, Gary Knight and Mary Lou and Michael Vassallo.

Door prizes are also part of the evening.

Tickets are $28. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 585-7015, emailing cburdick5@nycap.rr.com or mailing a check to the Ticonderoga Festival Guild at PO Box 125, Ticonderoga 12883.

The “Progressive Dinner” alternates with the Tour of Homes as the guild’s major public fund raiser.

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.

“With a new audience about every five or six years, the 30-year history means that Arts Trek has entertained and impacted about five generations of younger children to date,” Cathie Burdick, guild executive director, said. “Last fall when new board members were recruited, one young woman came on board because she remembered attending the programs as a child.”

Arts Trek has become the centerpiece of the Ticonderoga Festival Guild, which was formed in 1980 to present performing arts in the Ticonderoga area.

Arts Trek will open with a birthday party on Tuesday, July 3, at 10:15 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus pavilion. Stephen Gratto and his sons, who have joined him in his act, will juggle, ride unicycles and walk tightropes.

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