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Events to benefit Ticonderoga’s ‘Best Fourth in the North’

Alumni hoop tourney, ‘Best Fourth Night’ March 23

Independence Day is months away, but people will have an opportunity to support the annual Ticonderoga “Best Fourth in the North” during a pair of events Saturday, March 23.

Independence Day is months away, but people will have an opportunity to support the annual Ticonderoga “Best Fourth in the North” during a pair of events Saturday, March 23.

— The day will feature four games with the last game for the championship. Teams are determined by the year of graduation.

“This allows graduates to compete with players who were on the roster while in high school,” Dedrick said. “Each game is closely contested, where youth usually competes against experience.”

A three point contest elimination round will start at 11:45 a.m. with the finals held prior to the championship game.

“This event continues to be a fundraiser for the Fourth of July,” Dedrick said. “As in the past an admission fee will be collected and it is the hope that the community will help support the Fourth of July and also salute the former players and referees, who so generously devote their time.”

The Fourth of July committee will also be selling refreshments during the event.

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.

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