Halloween events set for North Creek region

Participant from a past Halloween Bash benefit for the North Country Hardship Fund

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.

Halloween Bash

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.

Halloween train

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.

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