Haunted Forest

Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Malecki Rd. , Parking at Paulson

Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 7:00 pm -
Saturday, October 30, 2010 @ 12:00 am

Haunted Forest at Georgia Southern
When: October 25th - 30th, 2010
Monday 7:00pm - 12am (Low-scare 7-8pm)
Tuesday - Saturday 8:00pm - 12am
Where: *NEW LOCATION!* Malecki Road; Parking is available in Paulson Stadium. The trail begins by the soccer field.
Cost: $7 per person
Website: http://www.hauntedforestatgsu.com/

This Halloween, the Center for Addiction Recovery at Georgia Southern is proud to bring the Haunted Forest back for another year of spooky fun. The history of the Haunted Forest dates back to 1980, when GSU Professor "Mouse" Blankenbaker launched the event for the first time. Professor Blankenbaker, who taught Recreation and Leisure Studies, hosted the event with the help of the students in her Planning Program class. The forest was a phenomenal success and continued to be an annual occurrence until Professor Blankenbaker's retirement in 2003.

Last October, GSU's Center for Addiction Recovery resurrected the forest after a six year break. With the help of GSU students and local volunteers, the Haunted Forest was a success once again, and will celebrate another year of Halloween excitement this coming October. Many student organizations have jumped at the chance to help out with the event. Some of the groups involved this year are Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, The Gay and Straight Alliance, FYE classes, MAP Nursing students, and members from the club baseball team. Local organizations that have volunteered their time and services include Willingway Hospital, the RIP House, Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol (CMCA), and the Boys and Girls Club of Statesboro, GA.

Thanks to the help of community volunteers and the support of local Statesboro residents, the Haunted Forest is expected to be a hit once again this year. The Forest will open on Monday, October 25th and run through Saturday, October 30th. The forest will open at 8PM each night and close at midnight. For those who are easily spooked (or who have small children), a scaled-down version of the Haunted Forest will be provided from 7 – 8PM on Monday, October 25th. The Haunted Forest will feature six "Scare Stations" along the trail: body-snatching witches, a twisted insane asylum, demonic clowns, a Zombie Formal, militant cannibals, and a classic werewolf and vampire section. Other creepy surprises might be lurking in the forest, ready to terrify the passerby, so those who are brave enough should be prepared to be scared.

Cost of admission is $7 per person; children under 10 get in for free with a family member on Oct. 25th from 7pm-8pm. This year's Haunted Forest will take place in a new location: the trail begins on Malecki Road, right next to the soccer field. Free parking is available in Paulson Stadium. More information can be found at the Haunted Forest website: www.hauntedforestatgsu.com

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