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Best Fourth planning now under way

Work has started in 2014 celebration

Summer just ended, but the Best Fourth in the North Committee is already at work planning Ticonderoga’s 2014 July 4th celebration.

Summer just ended, but the Best Fourth in the North Committee is already at work planning Ticonderoga’s 2014 July 4th celebration. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— Summer just ended, but the Best Fourth in the North Committee is already at work planning Ticonderoga’s 2014 July 4th celebration.

The 2014 event will take place July 1-4 with fireworks, parade, live music, food, vendors, rides, games and more.

“The Ticonderoga Best Fourth in the North committee, a subcommittee of the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership, is dedicated to providing area residents and visitors with the best Fourth of July experience in the North Country,” said Debbie Barber, Best Fourth committee chairwoman. “The Best Fourth in the North celebration attracts many visitors to the Ticonderoga area every year, which supports local businesses and the local economy.”

The celebration costs $25-$30,000 a year for the parade, bands for the parade, bands, entertainment, carnival, vendors in Bicentennial Park and the traditional fireworks display, Barner said. The town of Ticonderoga does provide support for the Fourth of July celebration, but the majority of the funding is raised through donations and fund raising activities.

“On behalf of the Best Fourth in the North committee we would like to thank all of the sponsors and donors for the 2013 celebration,” Barber said. “Without your dedication and support the celebration would not be possible. We appreciate the community’s support of the celebration.”

The annual event is sponsored by the town of Ticondeorga, the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce and the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership.

In 2013 the community was asked to support the Independence Day events at a variety of levels.

Freedom sponsors included Alonzo Fireworks, Amyland Amusements, Burnham Financial Services, Divine Sales LLC, Inter-Lakes Health, International Paper Company, Glens Falls National Bank, Reale Construction and Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union.

Liberty sponsors were Avery Energy, John and Joanne Bartlett, Christopher Chevrolet, Best Western Plus Ticonderoga/Burgoyne Grill, Geraw’s Ok Sanitary, Knights of Columbus, Limited Light Karaoke, McDonalds/Hearburg Enterprises and Rathbun Jewelers.

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