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Parade marshal sought for Ticonderoga celebration

Nomination deadline April 30

The 2013 Ticonderoga July 4th grand marshals were Susan and Howard Rathbun of Rathbun Jewelers in Ticonderoga.

The 2013 Ticonderoga July 4th grand marshals were Susan and Howard Rathbun of Rathbun Jewelers in Ticonderoga. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— Who deserves the honor of being Ticonderoga’s “Best Fourth in the North” parade grand marshal?

That’s what the July 4th organizing committee wants to know. The panel is seeking nominations from the public.

“We encourage community members, organizations and businesses to submit nominations for the 2014 grand marshal,” Debbie Barber, “Best Fourth in the North” committee chairwoman, said. “Think of people who are truly dedicated to the community and serve the Ticonderoga area throughout the year. We are looking forward to reviewing and discussing the nominations.”

The deadline to make a nomination is Wednesday, April 30.

Nominations can be submitted on the “Best Fourth in the North” Facebook page or by Emailing chamberinfo@ticonderogany.com.

The theme for the 2014 parade and celebration is “Ticonderoga, The First 250 Years.” That coincides with the community’s 250th anniversary that will be observed later in July.

The 2013 grand marshals were Susan and Howard Rathbun of Rathbun Jewelers in Ticonderoga.

The 2014 “Best Fourth In The North” celebration will take place July 1-4 with fireworks, a parade, live music, food, vendors, rides, games and more. The committee is looking for local bands and musicians who would like to participate in the parade.

“We are working on adding new vendors, live music and other events in the park,” Barber said. “We also hope to expand the music within the parade. We encourage businesses and organizations looking to participate in the parade to register early. Applications are available online or at the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce office.”

The “Best Fourth” committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. at the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce office. The committee welcomes volunteers to help with the planning, fund raising and during the celebration.

For more information on the “Best Fourth In The North Night,” Ticonderoga Alumni Tournament or the “Best Fourth In The North” celebration visit www.best4thinthenorth.com or contact the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce at 585-6619.

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