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Halloween events set for Warrensburg region

— There’s plenty of spooky, creepy fun to be had in Lake George and Warrensburg this Halloween.

On Oct. 26, the Warrensburgh Historical Society will be hosting its 12th annual graveyard walk, which will feature five of the town’s most prolific, and deceased, personalities. The walk begins at 7 p.m. at the Warrensburg Cemetery and will be followed by homemade desserts at the home of Rosemary and Bill Maher, 2 Cloverleaf Drive, just north of the cemetery off Hudson St.

The ghostly characters portrayed during the walk include: Paulina (Pliny) Moses, a woman whose many troubles included her husband, Samuel; Col. Benjamin Peck Burnhams, a man who made a fortune in the tannery business and became the first president of Glens Falls National Bank; Albert C. Emerson, who worked in lumber and banking; John C. Brown, a forester and Delbert E. Pasco, who made his money in the lumber, grain and hardware businesses.

“These were all pretty prominent people in the area,” said Paul Gilchrist, president of the Warrensburgh Historical Society. “This gives us a chance to entertain and review the lives of these people.”

Tickets for this event are $6 and are available from Marilyn Hayes at 623-3436.

For those who aren’t too keen on walking around Warrensburg Cemetery at night, but would still like to meet the historical characters in a livelier setting, “Dinner with the Dead” is the answer. The event takes place at Lizzie Keays Restaurant in the River Street Plaza on Oct. 28, and will feature all five characters from the cemetery walk and a full-course dinner, all for $36, including tax and tip.

For reservations, call Lizzie Keays at 504-4043 by Oct. 24 — space is limited.

In Warrensburg, 300 children will participate in a parade sponsored by the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Co., a Halloween tradition that began in 1983. The fun begins at 4 p.m. at the Hudson Headwaters Health Network parking lot on Main Street and proceeds for les than a mile to the rear entrance of the Warrensburg Elementary School on James Street, where a panel of judges will hand out 60 trophies for winners of categories like funniest, scariest and most original costume.

“We parade them around the gym by age,” said Kevin Geraghty, president of the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Co. “The costumes that always stand out are the ones the parents made.”

Although the participants are mostly elementary school age, adults and out-of-towners alike are welcome to join in the fun.

The Lake George Historical Association will host a free Halloween open house on Oct. 28 from 1-4 p.m. Refreshments and snacks will available as visitors browse books on ghosts of the Lake George area and local history.

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