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Get ready for 'Friday the 13th' in Lewiston

by niagarau
Sat, Mar 24th 2012 07:00 am
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Do you enjoy listening to ghost stories? Do you love the thrill of being scared?

Want to add a little horror to your weekend? Then The Portage House Motel owner Sue Torcasio's "Friday the 13th" fright-filled weekend is just for you.

The weekend starts Friday, April 13, with a horse-drawn carriage ride up and down Center Street in Lewiston. Tickets for the carriage ride are $20 per person. The ride will last approximately 30 to 40 minutes and goes from 5 until 7 p.m.


Locals are encouraged to participate in a "ghostly gathering" on Saturday, April 14, from 2:30 until 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 a person. People will be taken from The Portage House Motel to the Presbyterian Cemetery, where they will by greeted by actors from the Lewiston Council on the Arts. The actors "are going to tell spooky stories, gory stories, anything they please to do," explained Torcasio. This event will take 30 minutes.

The Syfy Channel's hit television series "Ghost Hunters" is coming to Fort Niagara on April 14. "A lot of people are fans of 'Ghost Hunters' all over the nation, as well as this area," Torcasio said, "and basically we are just elaborating with it."


Torcasio is offering people on the carriage ride the opportunity to get dropped off at Savory Sips, at 467 Center St., for a wine tasting. For more information on Savory Sips or the wine tasting, you can contact owner Rebecca Christie at 946-5196.

Torcasio is asking local restaurants to get involved in the event. She envisions people showing up to a participating restaurant with tickets from either night and receiving a 10 percent discount on their purchase.

If local restaurants give a minimal donation, they will be listed as participants in event advertising.

Seating is limited. Tickets must be reserved beforehand by calling Torcasio at The Portage House Motel at 754-8295.

"This would cater to locals, and for people who didn't realize what Lewiston is all about," Torcasio said. So reserve your tickets and be prepared to get scared!



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