TICONDEROGA - The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership promotion committee is finalizing plans for the upcoming Halloween Fest.
The event is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 30, from 3:30-5 p.m. on Montcalm Street.
Montcalm Street will be closed to traffic from the Sunshine Laundry to the 1888 Building during the event to ensure the safety of all participants.
Downtown merchants displaying a pumpkin in their storefront window will be on hand to "treat" Ticonderoga's young people as they fill the sidewalks of Montcalm Street.
Children and their families are invited to proceed to the Community Building lawn where they will gather for a costume parade at 4:30 p.m. The parade will be lead by local volunteers and community members. Students and their families can show off their costumes as they pass by the Community Building steps adorned by over 300 pumpkins decorated by the K-5 students of Ticonderoga Elementary School and St. Mary's.
"Excitement is building for this special event," said Sandra Bolton, committee chairwoman. "The support and collaboration of our downtown merchants, school administration, teachers, the Ticonderoga town officials and TMSP members have been remarkable. This is sure to be a fun filled, child centered, family activity and a highlight of our fall season.
"Please mark Oct. 30 on your calendar," she added. " Get your costumes and treat bags ready for a fun filled afternoon."