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Haunted Trail open for frights
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Emery Cope and Havyn McCoy were among the visitors to Saturday night’s Cedar Grove Haunted Trail; a family-friendly event that offers a scary good time. - photo by Lisa Hobbs

Cedar Grove Haunted Trail kicked off over the weekend and continues throughout October. 

“We had a pretty good night,” said Kevin Bivins, chief of Cedar Grove Fire Department. “We had a couple hundred people go through. We appreciate everyone who came out and supported us. Without people supporting us, we’d just be out there in the dark, bored and scaring each other.” 

The haunt is offered Friday and Saturday nights, from dark until 11 p.m. Four more weekends remain. 

“I hope the weather holds out. This upcoming weekend will probably be a pretty good weekend, when it comes to attendance. We usually have a larger crowd towards the middle of the month. People will be getting in the mood for some scares and we’re here to provide it,” said Bivins.

Cedar Grove Haunted Trail is a fundraiser for the department. While other haunted trails cost $20 per person, this one is $8. Cash only. Children, age 5 and under, are admitted free. 

“We want everyone to have a good time,” said Bivins. “We try to put on the best show that we can and keep it affordable for families. A family of four at $20 a whack is a lot of money. We keep it affordable and have fun, too.”

Halloween night will be the final cut for the trail.

The trail is located at 1876 Bone Cave Mountain Road at Miller’s Farm in Rock Island. To get there take Highway 70S toward Sparta, turn right at The Landing Shell Station, and then follow the signs.