Local seniors earn funding for class activities

UTICA — Senior class students from Tupper Lake High School and Adirondack Senior High School in Boonville participated in “Haunted Railbike” activities during the Halloween season that earned funding for planned class activities in the coming spring.

“This event was started in 2022 in Tupper Lake and was expanded this year to Old Forge/Thendara,” said Frank Kobliski, president and CEO of Adirondack Railbike Adventures.

“It is an opportunity for senior class students, their families, and friends in each community to scare the daylights out of each other while having a great time and earning funds for class projects,” he added.

School officials, including senior class advisors in both communities, provided support and encouragement for the events. Railbike operations staff ensured the safety of riders who pedaled along the rails.

“The sharing of a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales to give these students a boost to their fundraising efforts is another way our organization is a part of the communities where we operate,” Kobliski said.

“The seniors at Adirondack Senior High School used their award to halve the cost of the annual yearbook for all members of the class and to provide a copy to classmates not able to buy one,” he added.

The class in Tupper Lake received $3,700 and in Boonville, the class received $3,800.

Adirondack Railbike Adventures is operated by Excelsior Railbikes, LLC, owned by the Adirondack Railway Preservation Society, Inc., a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer-based organization with main offices in Utica.


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