TICONDEROGA - It seems to get colder every day as winter approaches, but the Ticonderoga Kiwanis are thinking warm.
The club has planned a "Win at 55" contest.
Kiwanians will sell chances allowing people to guess the day and time the temperature reaches 55 degrees after Feb. 28. Those coming closest will win a $1,000 first prize, a $400 second prize and a $200 third prize.
The temperature will be measured by underground weather.com at the official certified site for Underground Weather at the Downing residence on the Portage in Ticonderoga.
Kiwanis Club members will sell chances for "Win at 55" until Feb. 14. Tickets may also be purchased at Burleigh's Luncheonette and Rathbun Jewelers. Donations are $5 a ticket.
"The Kiwanis Club of Ticonderoga is a thriving organization of men and women dedicated to serving children and improving life for all," said Bill Bolton of the Kiwanis. "A central mission of Kiwanis is to provide a practical means to render humanitarian service, to form and foster enduring friendships, and to help build a better community.
"In our quest to fulfill this mission Ti Kiwanis has championed many projects both locally and worldwide," he continued. "Some of Kiwanis' more recent projects include development of the Percy Thompson Memorial Park, the annual Easter egg hunt, building of the ice rink warming hut, awarding of over $11,000 in scholarships for graduating seniors, support of the elementary school playground, hosting the annual senior citizen Christmas party and helping with the renovation of the Ticonderoga Municipal Beach Pavilion. Additionally each year Kiwanis members log hundreds of volunteer hours for the betterment of our area. Ticonderoga Kiwanis is proud of its long heritage of helping others since 1927."
To support its projects, the Kiwanis Club holds fundraising events such as "Win at 55."
"With your help the Kiwanis club can continue to accomplish its mission of helping make our community a great place to live and to better the lives of young people throughout the world," Bolton said.