Ticonderoga The Ticonderoga Best Fourth In The North Committee which is dedicated to providing area residents and visitors with the best 4th of July experience in the North Country has recently joined forces with the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP). The Best Fourth In The North Committee has been approved by the TMSP Board of Directors and is now a sub- committee of the TMSP.
In the past the Best Fourth in the North was a Town of Ticonderoga committee but recently certain legal/regulation and liability issues have arisen which were problematic. This made it advantageous for the Best Fourth committee to align forces with and work though of a local not-for-profit organization.
“Having the Best Fourth In The North Committee become a sub-committee of the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership just made sense. The event which draws many visitors into downtown Ticonderoga every year and has its events focused around Montcalm Street and Bicentennial Park. It truly is a win-win for both groups. We are excited to be working with this committee to continue to serve both downtown and Ticonderoga and to provide residents and visitors the Best Fourth In The North Celebration,” stated John Bartlett – TMSP Chairperson.
The celebration each year does cost between $25,000-$30,000 which includes the parade, bands for the parade, bands, entertainment, carnival and vendors in Bicentennial Park as well as the magnificent fireworks display. The Town of Ticonderoga does provide support for the 4th of July celebration, but much of the funding is raised through the work of the Best Fourth in the North committee. All donations now made to the Best Fourth in the North Celebration will be tax deductible as the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization.
“We will continue to work hard to provide a wonderful Fourth of July celebration for the community and area visitors. We are thrilled to have found a home with the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership who welcomed the committee with open arms. We look forward to working closely with the TMSP. We want to thank the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership Board Members for their support of the Best Fourth In The North Committee and ensuring that this time honored celebration and tradition in Ticonderoga continues,” stated Debbie Barber – Best Fourth In The North Committee Chair.