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It takes a town to make a sign

Downtown Gallery gets new emblem

Emily Sola made the new sign now hanging at The Downtown Gallery on Montcalm Street in Ticonderoga. The sign is a result of a community effort.

Emily Sola made the new sign now hanging at The Downtown Gallery on Montcalm Street in Ticonderoga. The sign is a result of a community effort.

— After Code Enforcement Officer Bill Ball gave approval for the sign, Pete Reale gave permission to drill holes into the brick on the front of his building and Van Wert’s husband Art Hatfield tied up several loose ends. The night before the celebration, Scott Hearburg rounded up Tommy Dedrick with the Dedrick Tree Service bucket truck to safely lift Gary Olcott who anchored the bracket to the building. The next morning and Dedrick returned with his bucket truck and Jimmy Cruickshank to hang the sign.

“The Downtown Gallery now has a beautifully-crafted, hand-lettered, wooden sign, far less common these days of more affordable high-tech vinyl and composite materials,” Van Wert said. “The whole project was completed at the affordable cost of donations and volunteers who are willing to help improve our community.

“So here’s a big thank you and recognition to everyone who helped make something from nothing for downtown,” she said.

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