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May 12, 2014

Big cleanup planned in Ti

TICONDEROGA — A consortium of civic groups is preparing for a big Ticonderoga Community Cleanup Day later this month.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 17, with volunteers asked to assemble downtown at the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce offices at 94 Montcalm St.

Ticonderoga Main Street Partnership Promotions Committee Chair John Bartlett said they would like to organize teams of volunteers who will tackle specific jobs or areas.

“Volunteers will be encouraged to sign up for the activity where they have the most interest and where they feel they can best contribute,” he said by email.

“Local businesses and organizations are also encouraged to create teams of volunteers to assist doing the cleanup.”

'FRESH FACE'

Anyone interested in volunteering for the Community Cleanup Day can contact the Chamber of Commerce at 585-6619 or email chamberinfo@ticonderogany.com.

“We want to put a fresh face on downtown Ticonderoga and the community as a whole,” Bartlett said.

“We encourage other groups and organizations to join us in enhancing our community and the Ticonderoga area before the summer season starts.”

So far, they have signed up the partnership, chamber, Town of Ticonderoga, PRIDE of Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga Kiwanis Club, Carillon Garden Club, Ticonderoga Central School, Eagle Scouts, Girl Scouts of Southern Essex County, Mountain Lake Services and Silver Bay YMCA Leaders Club.

Cleanup Day activities will include: sweeping, window washing, trash pickup, refreshing of natural areas, landscaping, painting and weed pulling.

STREET SPRAY, FLOWERS

The partnership is also working with the Ticonderoga Town Highway Department to have Montcalm Street hosed down before Cleanup Day.

At the same time, Country Florist and Gifts, the chamber and Kiwanis will be filling the wooden planter boxes on the Montcalm Bridge.

Flower boxes recently placed at the chamber as an Eagle Scout project will also be planted.

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