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Ready for a scare

The Haunted Tunnel committee met at the Briggs Lawrence County Public Library Tuesday night, but more volunteers can always be used, said Rusty Mittendorf, committee co-chairman.

Friday, October 01, 1999

The Haunted Tunnel committee met at the Briggs Lawrence County Public Library Tuesday night, but more volunteers can always be used, said Rusty Mittendorf, committee co-chairman.

"To volunteer, all you have to do is call me at 533-1278, or Shawn at 533-1462," Mittendorf said.

The tunnel promises to be bigger and better than last year, Walker said.

"It’s always bigger and better every year," he said. "A lot of people put a lot of time and effort into it."

And even people who have gone to the tunnel every year for the past eight years will be surprised, shocked and horrified, Walker said.

"We’ve changed five booths so far," he said. "We have 15 booths, and we try to change about a third of them every year. That way you might see something you saw last year, but you won’t have seen everything."

The tunnel will open at 7 p.m. Oct. 21. It will close at 10 p.m. that night and Oct. 25, 26, 27 and 28, while remaining open from 7 p.m. until the last goblin leaves Oct. 22, 23, 29 and 30.

Admission will be $4 for adults and $3 for students.

All proceeds go to benefit the community, Walker said.

"One of our recent projects was to put a walkway on top of the tunnel," he said. "We also contribute to the Eye Bank, which gives glasses to underprivileged students in the county, as well as make donations to the national Lions Club."