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October 31, 2013

No. 1 Halloween Town: Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID —

Guests are provided with prop bags for some unruly “Rocky Horror” interaction.

“It was created for the Community Theatre Players a few years ago — there was some interest among a group of us to give it a shot,” Sorensen said of the Halloween trick that has become a real treat for theater-goers in the region.

“It really clicked. There is a market for the performance here, and it was a surprise to some of us. The first two years, we sold out completely — with waiting lists. 

“We did quite well this year, again.”

Proceeds from “Rocky Horror” ticket sales support the Community Theatre Players, the Tri-Lakes-based troupe of actors.

“It’s a lot of fun, just putting it together in the first place, and casting is quite an experience.”

“Rocky Horror” went off last weekend without a hitch.

“We surely have a lot of great entertainment coming up here at the center for the rest of the season,” Sorenson said.

LET IT SNOW

That Lake Placid’s Olympic and historic cachet took a unique turn this fall isn’t scary, Reilly said.

“This type of media exposure is always valuable — and we benefit from the amplification of that exposure on social media. In this case, I saw a lot of proud locals sharing the link to the Travel & Leisure article, too.

“As a tourism-dependent region, we should always remember that the goal is to maximize the economic impact of tourism in order to provide increased quality of life for residents.”

The likely motto here, though, after tricks and treats are done will be, “Let it snow.”

Travel and Leisure Magazine’s kudos are online here: 

http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/americas-best-towns-for-halloween/2.

Email Kim Smith Dedam: kdedam@pressrepublican.com

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LAKE PLACID HALLOWEEN FUN

Here's today's lineup:

12:45 p.m.: Annual Halloween Parade.

1 to 3 p.m.: Main Street trick-or-treating.

3 to 5 p.m.: Halloween party for elementary-age kids at the Conference Center at Lake Placid.

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Halloween Dance for Lake Placid High School students at the Conference Center at Lake Placid, organized by the Lake Placid Police Department.

 

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