Organizers Getting Ready for the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Plattsburgh

Organizers Getting Ready for the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Plattsburgh

The city of Plattsburgh is gearing up for a big celebration this fall and they need your help.
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. - The city of Plattsburgh is gearing up for a big celebration this fall and they need your help.

Organizers are getting ready for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Plattsburgh fought in 1814.  It was a pivotal win for New York and Vermont troops in the War of 1812. 

For the anniversary, organizers plan on adding new events, a musical and even a naval battle re-enactment. 

Planners say they need more money to make it happen. 

The price of an admission button is going from $10 to $15 to help pay for the celebration.

"We encourage not only the contributors, the sponsors, the people who are going to buy that button," Event Organizer Kit Booth said. "That button is a huge amount a huge part of our fundraising activities and we really need people to step forward."

In a typical year the organization committee spends $80,000 on the battle celebration.  This year they expect it to be around $170,000.

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