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Inlet to host inaugural Adirondack Kids Day on Saturday, Oct. 6th

The inaugural Adirondack Kids Day™, a day-long event that will celebrate the outdoor activities described in the Adirondack Kids series of books, will be held at various locations throughout Inlet on Saturday, October 6.

Gary. Carol and Justin VanRiper

The event is inspired by the best-selling book series by Gary and Justin VanRiper, and its major sponsor is the Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks.

The VanRipers, a father-and-son writing team from Camden, created and launched The Adirondack Kids® books in 2001.

The books’ story lines revolve around three best friends who are growing up in the Fulton Chain of Lakes area of the Adirondacks, with Inlet as their home base.

There are now 12 books in the series with more than 100,000 copies sold.

Inlet also happens to be where the co-authors with wife, momand illustrator, Carol VanRiper, share a camp that has been in Carol’s family for 107 years.

Its location provided the initial inspiration for their story ideas. Continue reading

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