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NW youth commission offers first-ever family fun night

POTTERSVILLE - All children in the towns of Chester and Horicon and their family members are welcome to attend a first-ever Family Fun Night to be held Thursday Aug. 20 at Word of Life Ranch, an event official said Tuesday.

The Family Fun Night is to include a picnic and a variety of activities including beach swimming and horseback riding, according to Nicole Howe of the Chester-Horicon Youth Commission.

The activities, to be offered beginning at 4 p.m., include an option of paintball competition, scaling a rock climbing wall, cavorting in a bounce house or on a variety of giant inflatables and on a water slide at the ranch's swimming beach on Schroon Lake, she said.

"It's going to be absolutely fabulous," she said. "A lot of us can't wait until Thursday."

All offerings are free, except for the paintball, which will include a $10 charge to cover associated expenses for a 90-minute session, she said.

Attendees are welcome to stay a full four hours until activities cease at 8 p.m., she said. The Word of Life Ranch is off state Rte 9 just north of Pottersville.

Howe said an event with this range of activities was a new offering of the Chester-Horicon Youth Commission. It was proposed by commission member Heather Storeman, whose husband is an official at Word of Life, Howe said.

For the picnic, burgers & hot dogs will be provided. The paintball option is open to those 12 and older, but all other activities are open to all ages. Children 10 & under must be accompanied by adult. Howe requests that those planning to attend should contact her at 494-7725 or njdj@frontiernet.net to provide a head count for meal planning.

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