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Fright night

Haunted Tunnel opens Saturday

With the return of October this weekend, kick off the Halloween season with an annual Lawrence County tradition.

Beginning this Saturday and every Friday and Saturday throughout October, the Ironton Lions Club Haunted Tunnel will be open, offering scares for those of all ages.

“We’re looking forward to a good turnout this year and good weather,” Lou Pyles, member of the club, said. “It’s scary, but it’s family-oriented. And this year we have some changes to the tunnel.”

Pyles said that some of the changes this year included taking out four smaller scenes and making two new larger ones.

“We try to make some changes every year for people,” Pyles said. “We like for people to see some new things every year and have a good time.”

The Ironton Lions Club has been working on getting the tunnel ready just about every weekend since July, and all proceeds from the tunnel go back into the community in the form of scholarships, donations and working to give eyeglasses to children.

“As a club, we wouldn’t be able to give back in the form of scholarships and donations if it weren’t for the community supporting the haunted tunnel each year,” Michelle Goodman, Ironton Lions Club president, said. “The tunnel is a tremendous fundraising opportunity for us and it’s a lot of fun to be a part of.”

The Haunted Tunnel is located at the intersection of U.S. 52 and State Route 93 across from Ironton Hills Plaza. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $5.