(l to r) Hillarie Burton, Paul Rudd, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Rhinebeck, N.Y. – Get set for more spine-tingling tales with the return of acting couple and area residents, Hilarie Burton and Jeffrey Dean Morgan plus friends for Ghost Stories III, a fundraising performance of spooky stories to benefit Astor Services for Children & Families, which provides behavioral and educational services for thousands of children and their families throughout the Bronx and mid-Hudson Valley.

Set for 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, at the Ulster Performing Arts Center, 601 Broadway in Kingston, the event follows two previous Ghost Stories performances with the acting couple and others. Money raised through the past events allowed for the renovation of several units in Astor’s Residential Treatment Center, including bedrooms, plus kitchen and common areas. In addition to helping raise funds for the renovations through their Ghost Stories performances, Burton and Morgan also provided hands-on assistance, including developing finish selections and designs, securing pro-bono contractors and coordinating donated goods.

Tickets for Ghost Stories III, which include a $6 processing fee from Ticketmaster, are $506 for premium orchestra seats and a photo, $56-to-$256 for floor seats and $41 for limited/balcony/student/senior seats, Bardavon.org;Ticketmaster.

“We are enormously grateful for Hilarie and Jeff’s many contributions and those of all the other Ghost Stories performers, in supporting fundraising efforts for Astor’s children,” said James McGuirk, Ph.D., Executive Director and CEO. “Their involvement, along with the work of the trade professionals, Astor staff and volunteers that participated in the renovations of our Residential Treatment Center, have given the children that live at Astor a welcoming home that helps promote comfort and healing.”

Sponsorship opportunities for Ghost Stories III include platinum, gold, silver and bronze levels at $7,500, $5,000, $2,500 and $1,500, respectively. For information, contact Maliha Khan, mkhan@astorservices.com, (845) 871-1171.

About Astor

Since 1953, Astor Services for Children & Families has been providing behavioral and educational services in a caring environment where children and their families find strength, healing, hope and trust. The organization, which has been accredited with The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, now serves more than 10,000 children and families annually in more than 70 locations. Astor’s range of services in the Hudson Valley (Dutchess, Orange and Ulster counties) and the Bronx include: Residential Programs; Early Childhood Programs; and Community-Based Behavioral Health and Prevention Services. Visit the organization online at www.astorservices.org