Spooky events to benefit local fire departments

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Spooky events scheduled to be held in Washburn and Seligman this month will benefit two local fire departments. The Washburn Volunteer Fire Department will host a Halloween spook house and the Seligman Fire Protection District will host its 11th annual spook trail ride.

"This will be a fun event, and it will benefit the fire department," said Jeff Barber, Washburn fire chief. "The Halloween spook house will be fun for the whole family."

"People who visit the spook trail will help support the local fire department and have a lot of fun," said Mary Scannell, of the Seligman Fire Protection District. "It is a very kid-friendly event."

In addition to the spook house, the Washburn Fire Department will host a special Kids' Day Halloween Celebration from noon to 4 p.m. on Oct. 25. Children can participate in the festivities for $3.

"During the kids' day, we will have walk throughs for the kids who just want to go through the spook house with the lights on," said Barber.

Children attending the Halloween Celebration will also have an opportunity to participate in a pumpkin toss, ring the ghost, a pumpkin patch walk and a variety of other games and activities. Each child will receive a treat bag full of candy and prizes.

The Washburn Fire Department's spook house is located on Highway 90 at the Washburn Fire Station and the Eagan's Supply storage building. The spook house will be open from 7 to 11 p.m. on Oct. 17, Oct. 18, Oct. 24 and Oct. 25.

Admission costs for the spook house are $5 for adults. Children, who are 12 or under, will be admitted for $2.

The Seligman Fire Protection District's spook trail, which is located on State Line Road west of Seligman, will be open on Oct. 17, 18, 24, 25 and 31.

Spook trail tickets will be sold from 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets cost $5 per person. Children who are under the age of 5 will be admitted for free.

Concessions will be available on the spook trail grounds.

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