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2024 Senior Class Students Receive Funding

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Utica, NY – Senior class students in Tupper Lake High School and Adirondack Senior High School in Boonville, NY participated in Haunted Railbike activities during the just completed Halloween season that earned significant 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.  Local community members enjoyed the hi-jinks.

“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 $3,700.00 and in Boonville, the class received $3,800.00. These are the single largest amounts raised by either class.

Adirondack Railbike Adventures® is operated by Excelsior Railbikes, LLC, wholly owned by the Adirondack Railway Preservation Society, Inc., a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer-based organization with main offices in Utica, New York. The three-season railbike operations are offered on the former New York Central Adirondack Division in Tupper Lake and Old Forge, New York.