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Haunted House Benefits Volunteer Firefighters

Posted on: 6:17 pm, October 11, 2012, by , updated on: 07:39pm, October 11, 2012

RALPHO TOWNSHIP — It is the spookiest time of the year, and haunted houses are popping up all over our area. One scary spot is the Elysburg Haunted House.

The event benefits volunteer firefighters in Northumberland County. Workers spent the day putting the finishing touches on it to get ready for opening weekend.

“We’ve had as high as 85 to 90 people working in the haunted house in the past. A lot of people don’t realize it’s as large as it is,” said Harvey Boyer, Elysburg Fire Company President.

The Elysburg Haunted House is a fundraiser for the Ralpho Township and Elysburg Fire Companies.

“The money goes towards operational expenses and fire department equipment,” said Boyer.

Newswatch 16 got a sneak peek inside the spooky attraction. First we walked through the haunted path, then came the haunted house.

Wayne Horne has volunteered at the haunted house for all 38 years. If you don’t like snakes, you’ll want to stay far away from him!

“It gets in your blood. I guess it’s like a guy who likes to hunt or golf. I’m not active with either of the companies anymore but this is a way to keep active socially,” said Horne.

We won’t spoil all of the scares. The group is expecting a big crowd!

“We’ve had visitors from Virginia, Florida and a lot of them come because they know Halloween is right around the corner and our haunted house is open,” said Boyer.

The haunted house will be held the next three weekends, and Halloween night at 7 p.m. at the Elysburg Gun Club, near Knoebels Amusement Resort.

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