Ticonderoga The committee planning Ticonderoga’s annual July 4th celebration is planning to welcome 2014 with a fund raising event.
“Ring in the New Year” will be held Saturday, Jan. 4, 6 to 9 p.m. at The Pub on Montcalm Street. It will benefit the Best Fourth in the North, the community’s annual Independence Day festivities.
The event will feature guest bartenders serving patrons. Tips will be donated to the July 4th celebration.
Toby Herbert, Bob Dedrick, John McDonald and Sherry Burleigh have agreed to be guest bartenders. Additional guest bartenders may be announced on the Best Fourth in the North Facebook page.
“We hope people will join our volunteer, guest bartenders on Jan. 4 to ‘Ring in the New Year’ and support the Best Fourth in the North celebration,” said John Bartlett, chairman of the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership and a Best Fourth committee member. “We extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to Jeremy (Treadway) and Jenna (Miller) from The Pub and all of our guest bartenders for their assistance.”
The 2014 Best Fourth in the North celebration will take place July 1-4.
“The Best 4th in the North Celebration does attract many visitors to the Ticonderoga area every year, which supports local businesses and the local economy,” said Matthew Courtright, Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce executive director and a Best Fourth committee member.
Several other Best Fourth fund raising events are planned, including the annual Ti High Alumni Basketball Tournament, Fourth of July Night at The Pub, a coin drop and Buckets Bog.
“We encourage people to participate in as many fund raisers for the Fourth of July celebration as possible throughout the year,” said Debbie Barber, Best Fourth committee chairwoman. “Without the support of our area businesses and community the celebration we all enjoy and has become a Ticonderoga tradition would not be possible.