Holiday fun helps community

Published 9:58 am Friday, October 2, 2015

As the annual change of the seasons from summer to fall, many things can be found. Some of those include pulling out the jacket or sweatshirt from the closet, sipping on hot chocolate at a high school football game or enjoying the change of our county’s beautiful landscape.

However, that means that children and adults alike are gearing up for Halloween. The ghouls and goblins will take center stage again this year throughout the month of October.

One of those is an annual staple, and that is Ironton Lions Club Haunted Tunnel that is open to the public each Friday and Saturday night from 7-11 p.m. in October.

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Club members have dedicated many hours leading up to the event to ensure renovations to the attraction and cleaning the historic State Route 75 tunnel. They want to provide attendees a fun experience. That’s not to mention the myriad of volunteers who portray those scary characters, man the ticket booth and serve as ushers.

In addition to the haunted tunnel, Dr. Dekay’s House of Screams will be at the Ro-Na in downtown Ironton. Hosted by the Friends of Ironton, the attraction will be open to the public Fridays and Saturdays from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. and there will be shuttle service from the Ro-Na to the haunted tunnel on 20-minute intervals.

Both the Ironton Lions Club and Friends of Ironton should be commended for their hard work and dedication, as the money raised be each event will be put right back into our communities.

Ultimately, while receiving a scary adventure can get your heart racing, you should know that you are helping our community.