By By Brian Hubert @brianatfreeman on Twitter

KINGSTON, N.Y. >> Sinterklaas returns to the Rondout Saturday with a brand new storyline that incorporates the iconic Hudson Valley legend Rip Van Winkle.

“He falls asleep for a very long time, and the world changes around him,” Jeanne Fleming, who created the event, said.

Fleming said she takes a bit of creative license with Washington Irving’s famed tale, which also gave rise to the legend that the sound of thunder in the mountain comes from someone bowling.

Source:: Daily Freeman