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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.

— Patriot sponsors included Adirondack Camp, Helen and Terry Benedict, Century 21 Adirondacks, Dorcey Crammond, Dedrick’s Tree Service, Kiwanis Club, The Depot Theatre, Ticonderoga Teachers Association, Upstate Agency, Wagon Wheel Restaurant, Wal-Mart and Dave Woods.

Sparkler sponsors were Angela’s Hair Styling, Circle Court Motel, Joan Charboneau, Charlene Dreimiller, Eddie’s Restaurant, Carolyn Malaney and the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum.

Barber thanked those donors along with people who attended fundraisers, purchased raffle tickets and made donations at a coin drop.

“We would also like to thank the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce for their support and dedication to the committee and celebration throughout the year,” Barber said. “In addition to assisting the committee with planning and providing office space, the chamber also markets the celebration locally and outside the area. I would also like to thank Pam and Bucket (Eric Rafferty) for assisting the Best Fourth in the North and allowing us at Bucket’s Bog.”

The Best Fourth committee is now planning fund rasing activities for th 2014 celebration, including Buckets Bog, raffles, Fourth of July in December Barbecue, the annual Alumni Basketball Tournament, an Italian dinner and a coin drop.

Donations and volunteers are also being sought for 2014.

“All donations from community members, visitors and area businesses are always very much appreciated and help make this event possible,” Barber said. “In addition, the Best Fourth in the North committee is looking for volunteers to serve on the planning committee, volunteers for fundraisers and during the four-day celebration. Currently the committee has between 5-7 people fundraising and working to make the multi-day celebration a success.”

Donations for the Best Fourth in the North celebration can be mailed to 42 Burgoyne Road, Ticonderoga, 12883. Checks should be payable to Best Fourth in the North or the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership.

All donations made to the celebration will be tax deductible. The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization.

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