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August 26, 2013

Battle of Plattsburgh buttons available now

PLATTSBURGH — Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration buttons are now on sale. 

This year’s button features an image of a militiaman with a musket and a flag in the background drawn by Morrisonville Elementary School student Skylar Staley. It was chosen in a competition entered by fourth-graders around the North County, with second place going to Rouses Point Elementary student Daren Purisic and third place won by Mooers Elementary student Marlie Sample.

The buttons, which give admission to the Battle of Plattsburgh events set for Sept. 13 through 15, cost $10 for ages 18 and older. Those younger than 18 are admitted free. Buy them in Plattsburgh at: Corner Stone Bookshop, North Country Food Co-Op, the Battle of Plattsburgh Museum, Kent-Delord House Museum, Plattsburgh Farmers Market (on Aug. 31 and Sept. 7), the North Country Chamber of Commerce, Studley Printing, Aubuchon Hardware in Skyway Plaza and, in Peru, Rulfs Orchard. Key Bank on Route 3 and Skyway Plaza in Plattsburgh and also Champlain also sell the buttons.

Included in the commemoration are nine concerts, as well as many other musical groups performing in Israel Tavern; reenactments; lectures; self-guided tours; memorial services; the Macomb Ball; military parade; and fireworks. Sunday, Sept. 15, features a Children’s Old Time Village Fair.

The committee expressed appreciation to Jolly Good Promotional Products for the firm’s substantial contribution of buttons again this year.

With each button comes a program of events, though they won’t be available until near the end of August, a news release from the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Committee said. Get them at any ticket outlet or at the events. 

See the schedule at: http://tinyurl.com/krf2q59.

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