Ticonderoga Ticonderoga residents will have an opportunity to support the community’s annual Best Fourth in the North celebration and enjoy a night out.
The Ti July 4th planning committee will hold an Italian Night Thursday, April 18, at 5:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus hall at 103 Montcalm St.
The menu will include spaghetti and meatballs, baked ziti, tossed salad and rolls. Brownies will be served for dessert.
Tickets will be $10 fro adults and $5 for children ages 12 and younger. Take out will be available.
“All proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Best Fourth in the North celebration,” said Debbie Barber, Best Fourth chairwoman. “We encourage everyone to stop by the Knights of Columbus to enjoy the Italian dinner. Without the support of our area businesses and community members the celebration would not be possible.
“The Best Fourth in the North celebration costs between $25-$30,000 each year,” she said. “The town of Ticonderoga does provide some funding, but most of the money needed is raised by the committee. Donations in support of the committee’s efforts are tax-deductible. We encourage community members and visitors to stay up to date on the celebration as well as fundraisers by liking the Best Fourth in the North on Facebook.
“We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Knights of Columbus in Ticonderoga for their continued support,” Barber said.
The Best Fourth in the North celebration attracts many visitors to the Ticonderoga area every year who support local businesses and the local economy, Barber said.
The 2013 celebration will take place July 1- 4 with fireworks, a parade, live music, food, vendors, rides, games and more.
“We are working on adding new vendors and food options in the park as well as expanding music within the parade,” Barber said. “We encourage businesses and organizations looking to participate in the parade to register early. Applications are available online or at the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce office. The theme for the parade this year is ‘Movie Classics.’ In addition we are looking for local bands and musicians who would like to participate in the parade.”
The Best Fourth in the North committee meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce office in Ticonderoga. The committee welcomes volunteers to help with the planning, fundraising and during the celebration.
For more information visit www.best4thinthenorth.com or contact the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce at 585-6619.
The Best Fourth in the North committee is a sub-committee of the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership.