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Haunted Trail ready to deliver scares
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Kayden and Ledger Gipson can’t control their excitement or panic Saturday night at Cedar Grove Volunteer Fire Department’s Haunted Trail. The annual event is offered Friday and Saturday nights throughout October beginning at dark. - photo by Lisa Hobbs

Cedar Grove Fire Department’s Haunted Trail kicked off its inaugural weekend Oct. 4.

Impatiently waiting in line for their turn to be transported by van to the beginning of the trail were R.C. Howard and Cami Caldwell.

“We come every year to the haunted trail and every year it scares me,” said Howard.

Caldwell added, “I cry every time. Every time. I’ll probably cry again this time.” 

When asked why they continue to return, both responded, “Because it’s fun.” 

Scares started at the trail head, causing Tammy Hood to dart forward. 

“I did not expect that,” she said. “That about scared me to death. I usually don’t do spooky stuff but this one sounded fun. I wanted to try it. Not sure what I’ve gotten myself into.” 

Actors along the trail will entertain and attempt to scare. However, they will not touch. Patrons are urged to not touch the props or actors and for safety, not to run or push.

Kyle Hood admitted to being caught off guard at least twice. One of those was in the doll scene.

“I was good until right then,” he said. “I didn’t expect that at all. It got me.”

The trail, located at 1876 Bone Cave Mountain Road, is open Friday and Saturday nights throughout October. Admission is $8 per person. Children age 5 and under are admitted free.