WCS Prom set for Inn at Erlowest

Proms are an iconic, integral part of the high school experience, and they likely emerged from the popularity of upper-class debutante balls in high society.

With this in mind, it seems very fitting that the Warrensburg High School Junior Prom is to be held at the elegant Inn at Erlowest on the shores of Lake George on Saturday May 4.

The Inn at Erlowest is a magnificent turn-of-the-century Queen Anne stone castle, which hosts parties with candlelight and crystal. It also is a well-appointed bed and breakfast that has an enviable reputation.

The Erlowest castle was built in 1898 by Edward Shepard, a prominent attorney, author, humanitarian and politician from Brooklyn. In the Erlowest dining room, Shepard entertained such influential people as author Katrina Trask and her husband Spencer, a prominent banker, as well as humanitarian George Foster Peabody.

In the 1960s, Charles R. Wood — founder of Storytown and considered the godfather of all theme parks — bought Erlowest and renamed it Sun Castle. Decades later, it was sold to developer Dave Kenny and his partners who have been dedicated to restoring it to its historic grandeur.

Town sale sign-up approaching

Sign-up days will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday May 2 through Saturday May 4 for families selling items during the 2013 Thurman Townwide Sale.

Information to be provided during the session includes the official 911 address of your sale location, days of the sale and a list of the major items to be offered.

The $3 registration fee includes a listing on the sale maps helps cover the cost of copies and advertising. Publicist Perky Granger has told us that signing up is important because it includes the pink signs to help shoppers find your sale site and a lot of signs posted shows shoppers how big an event the Townwide Sale really is.

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