Goblins, ghouls and spooky creatures are waiting for you in Randlett. It's time for Halloween again and the Randlett Haunted House and Hay Ride is the volunteer firefighter's biggest fundraiser of the year. Last year was such a huge success they wanted to bring it back and run it for a few more weeks this year. And, you can check it out well before All Hallows Eve.
The Randlett Volunteer Fire Department depends on donations, grants and fundraisers to operate and the Haunted House and Hay Ride is a fun opportunity to keep funding this invaluable service to the community. This haunted house has seven different rooms and is much bigger than last year.
"This is the third year we have had it and it's turned into the biggest fund raiser we have all year long," says Volunteer Fire Chief Randy Green. He says anyone brave enough should come out. It's pure excitement; as much for the firefighters as for everyone else. "It's a lot of fun to scare someone."
This spooky fundraiser is a community effort. Randlett High School students are helping out and others jumped at the chance to lend a hair raising hand. "This year is totally different, we changed up all the rooms and it's a lot of fun," says volunteer Denna Green. She says whether it was the black cats, goblins and real spiders - people in town couldn't stop talking about how terrifying it was last year. "We even had people in trailers come out in the rain and they said it was well worth the trip in the rain to come out," she said.
This haunted experience is creepy, so their suggestion is for parents not to bring very young ones - but do bring a jacket. "Because you never know what the weather will do and you can take it off if you need to," says Green.
Because of donations, grants, and fundraisers, Randlett Fire Department has been able to unveil a new pumper truck - but, they need supplies to go with it. They have a revamped station too - they were able to build on to their existing station. People in the community have donated supplies, but the volunteer firefighters are still waiting to install electricity.
The Haunted House and Hayride starts Friday, October 12, at 7pm and take visitors until midnight. And, here are the other dates and more information:
Friday & Saturday, Oct. 12 & 13, Oct. 19 & 20, Oct. 26 & 27 7pm-12am
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Oct. 28-31 7pm - 10pm
$5 per person, Concession Stand
For more information call 580-281-3833 or 940-733-4639
ask for any Randlett fireman