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Halloween ‘Trail of Horrors’ open at Sissonville Middle School through Oct. 31

Special kids 6-and-under night is Oct. 27

SISSONVILLE, W.Va. — The Sissonville Youth and Community Foundation is sponsoring a “Trail of Horrors” at Sissonville Middle School.

The trail remains open every Friday and Saturday night through Oct. 26 and 27 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. each night for those over age 6.  The trail will conclude for the season on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

The admission cost is $10 per person with a $1 discount for those donating non-perishable canned goods.

While the night-time trail is not recommended for children six and under, the Foundation scheduled two special “kid-appropriate” nights for children six and under. The first was opening night.  The second special “kid-appropriate” nights for children six and under is on Oct. 27 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Charlie Decker, owner of Hell Effx Productions, said the “Kids’ Night” will be toned down to avoid unduly scaring the children, which is why it is taking place before dark.  “They will still see our scenes, but the really scary parts are being left for those who hike the trail after dark,” he explained. He said he designed and constructed this trail to help the children of the community grow by having a place for additional community activities, such as Little League baseball and softball.

The trail is the beginning of a program to raise funds to construct a baseball field and address athletic facility upgrades at Sissonville Middle School, according to Sissonville Middle School Principal Gene Smith.  He explained, “While we have baseball and softball teams, they have no field where they can practice or host games and we would like to remedy this situation.”

Tickets can be purchased for cash only at the concession stand at the Sissonville Middle School football field. Children under 18 must have a consent form signed by a parent and those will be available at the ticket stand. Free parking is available on the school parking lot.

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