Hoping to offer people of all ages a night of thrills, France Park is hosting its annual “Fright Nite.”
Park superintendent Sandy Heckard said this was the fifth year for the event.
“People can come in the park and take a tour through the haunted forest on a trailer with hay,” she said.
While she wanted to keep most of the haunted woods a surprise for visitors, she said the park would have a number of spooky goblins wandering around. The first wagon leaves for the trail at dusk.
In addition to the haunted wood hayrides, hot dogs and soft drinks will be available, as well as face painting for a small charge.
Hot dogs can be cooked over a fire or purchased already prepared.
The festivities are aimed toward any age.
“Anyone can attend,” said Heckard. “It’s very family oriented.”
The “Halloween yard gang” also has decorations up and has also decorated the park pavilion.
According to Heckard, it takes three to four days to prepare for the two-night event. She said the event would not be possible if not for all the volunteers. She added anyone who would be interested in volunteering for next year should call the park.
Heckard said the annual event was something the staff liked to offer.
“It’s exposure for the park to let people know what we have out here,” she said.
Want to go?
What: France Park Fright Nite
When: 7 p.m. (dusk) until 10 p.m. today
Where: France Park, 4505 W. US 24.
Cost: $3 per person ages 6 and over.
To volunteer next year: 574-753-2928
• Denise Massie is a staff writer at the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached at 574-732-5151 or firstname.lastname@example.org.