Participant from a past Halloween Bash benefit for the North Country Hardship Fund
There will be several Halloween-themed events in the region this week for children and adults, including a train excursion from Saratoga Springs.
The North Country Hardship Fund (NCHF) will hold its 4th Annual Halloween Bash at J&J’s Foxx Lair, Route 8, Bakers Mills, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. There is a suggested $5 donation at the door; all proceeds go to the NCHF
The 2012 Halloween Bash will feature music by local rock/classic rock band Dead Man’s Chair, a costume contest, raffles, food and dancing. Free cab rides will be provided by Brant Lake Taxi.
The North Country Hardship Fund, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that was born from Wayne Stock a 2008 benefit concert for Wayne Bukovinsky who was involved in a serious motorcycle accident. Wayne is slowly recovering and as a way of giving back to the community, started the North Country Hardship Fund to help others in need.
Donations and support for the fund serves Warren, Essex, Hamilton, Washington and Saratoga counties. For more information, visit northcountryhardshipfund.org or like North Country Hardship Fund on Facebook.
The Saratoga & North Creek Railway will welcome families aboard for a ride filled with tricks and treats on the Halloween Train to North Creek on Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sunday, Oct. 28.
On both Saturday and Sunday, all children will receive free coach round-trip or one-way rides aboard the Saratoga & North Creek Railway departing from and of its seven stops between Saratoga Springs and North Creek when accompanied by a paid adult.
Upon arrival in North Creek, passengers will have the opportunity to take part in a number of Halloween-themed activities, including trick-or-treating at participating local shops and restaurants along Main Street. All kids aboard the train will receive a special reusable trick-or-treating bag, courtesy of Hannaford Supermarkets (while supplies last). Participating stores will have a “trick-or-treat” poster in the window.
Families will also be invited to participate in a Halloween Walk along the Carol Thomas Trail to the Ski Bowl Park Playground. The family-friendly ¼ mile stroll geared towards children 12 and under will depart from the Tannery Pond Community Center at 2 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. A Halloween toy will be provided to all kids in costume. Shuttle service will be available to transport families back to the train station following the walk.
Additionally, visitors on the train are invited to enjoy a Halloween Scavenger Hunt throughout downtown North Creek on Saturday and Sunday. Participants will be presented with a series of secret word clues that will lead them to the next location. Upon completion, participants will receive a special prize. The Halloween Scavenger Hunt will begin at The Exchange in the Village Square Plaza on Main Street.
The Saratoga & North Creek Railway offers complimentary shuttle service for passengers in North Creek, including stops at Gore Mountain and along downtown Main Street.
For train schedules and more information about the Saratoga & North Creek Railway, please visit www.sncrr.com.
Long Lake Ghost stories
There will be a Ghost Stories for Lunch program at noon Wednesday, Oct. 31 at the Long Lake Nutrition Site. It's a lunchtime presentation of spooky stories read by author and artist Jamie Sutliff. Bring lunch, or order lunch from the Nutrition Site by Oct. 29. This event is free and open to the public. Call 624-3825.
Indian Lake Halloween Parade
A Fun Halloween Festival & Parade will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Watch the parade from the school to the Indian Lake Market parking lot and enjoy everyone for some Halloween fun at Byron Park. There will be a costume contest, hay rides, haunted trail, and trick or treat in Candytown. This event is co-sponsored by the Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary and the Town of Indian Lake. For more information, call. 648-5828.