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Big celebration planned for Battle of Plattsburgh anniversary

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It's been 200 years since the Battle of Plattsburgh and the city wants to celebrate in a big way. A 16-day celebration will begin August 30.

The folks putting the events together met to discuss plans for the Battle of Plattsburgh Bicentennial. Re-enactments of the battle will be held, along with fireworks displays and parades from Chazy to Plattsburgh. An original musical called "Battling in Plattsburgh" will also be performed, starring North Country residents.

Event organizers say all this fun doesn't come cheap.

"For the last several years we've been hitting around an $80,000 budget, which is an awful lot of money. But this year we've more than doubled that and it looks like this is going to be around $170,000, which is a big nut to crack," said Kit Booth of the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Committee.

Battle of Plattsburgh buttons will be sold for $15 to help raise money for the events. The buttons allow access to all the different activities.

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