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Spooky Halloween events set

Spooky Halloween events set

October 18th, 2017 in Local News

Pumpkins wait to be sold at Fischer Farms at north Jefferson City.

Photo by Julie Smith /News Tribune.

Here are some spooky, haunted local attractions for community members who want to get scared this October.

School of Terror

Location: South Vine Street, Bunceton

Dates: Oct. 20-21 and Oct. 27-28

Times: 7-11 p.m.

Price: Adults $10, children 11 and under $6

The School of Terror takes place in a old school building that is only used for this event. The haunted house was created by the local Boy Scout troop over 10 years ago. But as the number of scouts decreased it became harder to keep the house running.

So the Bunceton Community Betterment Association and the troop set up a parternship to keep the attraction going.

Sherry Craig the Vice Preisdent of the Bunceton Community Betterment Association said that the profits made by the haunted school are split between the Boy Scouts and the orginization, which uses them for other community projects.

Craig said that last year over 1,200 people went to the haunted school and that the feed back has been positive.

"Its all been positive," Craig said. "We have some reviews on our Facebook page where people have given us good reviews. We haven't had anything bad."

The haunted school changes things up to keep the attraction fresh for the people who go to the haunted school.

Craig said that last year they added a path through the woods with added scares, that people had to go through before they reach the school itself.

This year the path through the woods is back but some of the rooms in the school have been changed in regards to themes and the route through the school has been changed as well.

While being an attraction meant to scare people, Craig said that it is apporiate for people of all ages.

"We've had people five-years-old through a couple of ladies in their 70's," Craig said. "Its apporiate for adults or kids,"

Craig said that if the kids do get really scared that they will give them a glow stick which is a signal to the actors to ease up on kids and not scare them as bad.

"When they (kids with glow sticks) come into the building we announce that they are utterly scared and that they have their glow sticks in front of them. The actors take it easy on any group that is carrying a glow stick."

Craig said that the future of the School of Terror looks positive and that it should keep going on in the future.

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Haunted Hayride

Location: Tipton Fairgrounds

Dates: Oct. 21-22

Time 7 p.m-12:a.m

Price: Children 2 and under free, children 3-11 $2, children 12 and up $5

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Turkey Barn of Terror

Location: 30404 Rocky Rill Road

Dates: Oct. 21 and 28

Time: 7-11: p.m.

Prices: Bring a donation of a canned good/non-perishable food item