Director hopes to inspire

To the Times of Ti:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our community for all the support they have showed to the Royal Winter Pageant. This is my third year putting on the show and there are a few who I need to thank for all their help.

To my local businesses for their donations towards the pageant, Walmart, Wagon Wheel, A Cut Above, and The Windchill. To Stewart’s, Rite-aid, Walmart, and Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union for allowing the girls to do their community service by asking donations for the Back Pack Program - feeding our local children. The girls raised $1,174.51 for that program. I would like to thank our community who donated to help that program and by showing our girls the support.

I would like to thank all my parents, the girls, Dan Cross, Chris Flugmaker, volunteers and Ticonderoga Central School for all the hard work it takes to put on this show. Our girls work so hard and practice from September to December every weekend, collecting bottles, donating the baskets and food items, and doing the community service.

Every year this show is getting a little bigger and better. I hope to inspire these girls to keep helping others, staying positive, be respectful and responsible, and to show leadership skills. This is the way I want to help motivate our youth. By keeping them busy and focused, by teaching them how to be young adults, and by teaching them life skills. Our community has always pulled together when times have gotten tough and right now our children need us to help keep things positive and hopeful. By showing our girls that those who volunteer and help others are those who are making a positive future for all.

So, thank you again to all who inspire our children. The Royal Winter Pageant is Friday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Ticonderoga High School. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students, and 5 and under are free. There will be themed baskets for auction and new this year will be cakes, pies and a bread auction. $1 per ticket for auctions. All donations help pay for the cost of the pageant.

Jamie Harrington, director


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