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Fundraiser for Gibson fundraiser Sunday at Thousand Acres

STONY CREEK - A fundraiser picnic barbecue and Meet & Greet with Republican U.S. Congress candidate Chris Gibson is set for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Thousand Acres Ranch.

Planned as a family-oriented event, activities include horse-drawn surrey and hay rides, free photos with a pony, basketball, fishing and beach volleyball.

The local band Standing Room Only, featuring Cyndi Wade-Wood, will entertain from 1 to 4 p.m.. Tickets for adults are $25 in advance or $30 at door. Admission for attendees age 13-17 is $15, and $10 for children age 6-12, with 5 and under, free. Admission price includes a buffet barbecue lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The barbecue includes hot dogs, hamburgers and even Portabello Mushroom burgers for those who enjoy vegetarian fare. The buffet includes watermelon and desserts. Folks are advised to bring walking shoes and folding chairs.

Other activities are also available at a cost, and they require a charge. To reserve horseback rides, call 696-2444, and for a golf outing, call 696-5246. Mention the Chris Gibson fundraiser when reserving for a discount.

Those seeking to spend an overnight at Thousand Acres Ranch may call the above number for a bed-and-breakfast package for $149 per couple. For more information, see: www.chrisgibsonforcongress.com

Gibson, a retired Army colonel from Kinderhook, is challenging U.S. Rep. Scott Murphy, D-Glens Falls.

"This is a great event at a bargain price," said Wade-Wood. "Spend the day with friends, family and neighbors."

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