Former fire department houses Halloween horror

Taylor Pardue Staff Reporter

October 10, 2013

JONESVILLE — Jonesville’s vacant fire department is being given new life. More accurately, undead life.

The building that used to house fire trucks and rescue equipment will now hold Halloween horrors for those who attend a special haunted house in late October.

The event, appropriately titled Firehouse Massacre, is a fundraising attempt by the Friends of the Jonesville Greenway organization. The money raised will go toward the greenway and its continued development.

The dates of the house are Oct. 19, 25, 26 and 31. The tours begin at 7 p.m.

Pat Benton of the Tourism and Development Authority of Jonesville said the fire house offered the perfect amount of space and power for the haunted house to be held there.

The main bay of the department has been separated into different areas of horror. A tour leader will take groups of visitors through the layout, complete with zombies and other ghouls.

Students from Starmount High School’s art department have joined the greenway volunteers in helping decorate for this Halloween.

Admission is $5 per person. Starmount students with a student pass to ballgames and events are allowed $1 off admission when they present the card.

Benton said the house was a major savings compared to other houses that charge $15 or more for admission.

Proceeds go toward progress on the greenway’s entrance and parking area.

The haunted house is discouraging parents with small children from bringing them, the reason being a parent carrying a child may trip or fall in the darkness as they walk through.

Volunteers are still being accepted. Those interested may contact the group through the “Friends of the Greenway — Jonesville” Facebook page or call Benton at 336-469-5360.

Reach Taylor Pardue at 835-1513 ext. 15 or tpardue@civitasmedia.com.