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Ticonderoga downtown group sets 2014 agenda

Ti Montcalm Street Partnership schedules events

Abby Reeder and Brayden Belden play a game during the 2013 StreetFest in Ticonderoga. The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership is now planning the 2014 StreetFest and other events.

Abby Reeder and Brayden Belden play a game during the 2013 StreetFest in Ticonderoga. The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership is now planning the 2014 StreetFest and other events. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership is planning a number of events and projects this year designed to attract people to downtown Ticonderoga.

“The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership with its partner, the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, continues to strive to promote activities, events and visual projects throughout the entire length of Montcalm Street,” Bob Dedrick, TMSP board member, said.

Led by its design committee, the partnership is working to light LaChute Falls in Bicentennial Park this year.

“We hope that our newest endeavor, to light the Bicentennial Falls, will come to fruition in the spring,” Dedrick said.

The committee is also working with PRIDE to erect a services sign on Route 9N to attract people downtown. Other design committee projects for 2014 include streetscape improvements.

“I am proud to be a committee chairperson in an organization striving to preserve, promote, protect and enhance the historic Montcalm Street corridor,” Joyce Cooper, TMSP design committee chairwoman, said.

The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership will again host its two major events, the Best Fourth in the North celebration and StreetFest.

The 2014 Best Fourth in the North will be July 1-4 and will include live music and entertainment, amusement rides, games, food and vendors in Bicentennial Park as well as a parade and a fireworks display. The Best Fourth committee is chaired by Debbie Barber.

The celebration costs between $25-30,000 with the majority of the funds being raised by the committee. Fund-raising events such as the annual Ti High Alumni Basketball Tournament, Best Fourth in the North Night at area businesses and a coin drop are planned.

StreetFest will be held Saturday, July 26, with a variety of business specials, promotions and sidewalk sales as well as vendors, live music and entertainment, family activities, food and more. The StreetFest committee, chaired by Darlene Treadway and Leslie Midgley, is planning for the event. Businesses and vendors can get registration forms from the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce. All 2013 participants will be mailed a registration form for the event.

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