TICONDEROGA — A huge fireworks display, parade, the Montcalm Mile footrace and many more activities are part of The Best Fourth In The North Celebration here, which continues today.
“We have extended the celebration for 2014 by one day, adding events happening at the Knights of Columbus and The Pub in downtown Ticonderoga on July 5,” said committee member Molly Bechard in a news release.
“The committee is not wasting any time, and both of these events will have fundraisers for the 2015 Best Fourth In The North Celebration.”
The Best Fourth in the North Celebration, which began Tuesday, attracts lots of visitors to the Ticonderoga area every year, supporting many local businesses and the local economy as a whole.
The theme for the 2014 Parade is “Ticonderoga, The First 250 Years.”
It will step off at 2 p.m. Friday with lineup starting near the Ticonderoga Town Highway Garage.
The bandstand for the parade, donated by Dave Woods, will be located next to Rathbun Jewelers.
Prizes and certificates will be awarded for the Most Patriotic and Most Creative floats.
Announcers are Angela Brown and Dan Crossman. Caron Disbrow will perform the national anthem.
The parade will honor past, present and future grand marshals, Ray Thatcher, Mickey Fitzgerald and Jay Hebert, respectively.
“I think this was a great idea the committee decided to implement as part of the theme for the parade,” Best Fourth Chairperson Debbie Barber said in the release.
“Thank you to all who sent in nominations. We will keep your nominations for future use and will again accept additional nominations each year.”
Here’s the Best North schedule (all events at Bicentennial Park unless otherwise noted):
4 to 10 p.m.: Food, vendors and rides in Bicentennial Park. Ride bracelets are $20, from 5 to 9 p.m.
6 to 9 p.m.: Dance in the Park with DJ, with music by Party Productions USA.