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Ticonderoga merchants to lead July 4th parade

Participants sought for annual event

Howard and Susan Rathbun will serve as grand marshals of the 2013 Best Fourth in the North parade in Ticonderoga.

Howard and Susan Rathbun will serve as grand marshals of the 2013 Best Fourth in the North parade in Ticonderoga. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— Lights! Camera! Action!

Howard and Susan Rathbun will star in the annual Best Fourth in the North parade in Ticonderoga.

The couple has been selected as grand marshals for the 2013 parade, which has a theme of “Movie Classics.” They are owners of Rathbun Jewelers in Ticonderoga.

“Howard and Sue have been dedicated business owners and volunteers in Ticonderoga for many years,” Matt Courtright of the Best Fourth committee said. “Both Howard and Sue are truly leading examples for the community and have served on many committees and boards for the betterment of Ticonderoga. The Rathbuns have remained active in the community as an anchor business in downtown Ticonderoga and as truly amazing and dedicated community members.”

The parade will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 4.

People who love movies are being invited to participate in the parade, which will line up starting near the town highway garage on Race Track Road.

Awards will be presented for the most patriotic and most creative floats.

Parade applications as well as rules and regulations are available at www.best4thintthenorth.com or at the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce office. Parade applications can be returned to the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce at 94 Montcalm Street, Suite 1, Ticonderoga NY 12883. Applications must be returned by June 28 For more information on the parade contact Mike Forand at 585-7644.

The Best Fourth In The North Committee is a sub-committee of the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership. For more information visit www.best4thinthenorth.com, contact the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce at 585-6619 or Email chamberinfo@ticonderogany.com.

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