September 26th, 2013
With October just around the corner, preparations for this year’s Haunted Forest—an annual Williston Halloween extravaganza—are shifting into high gear.
Organizers are hosting a kick off event Friday at the Williston Federated Church, beginning at 6:30 p.m. They will share information about the upcoming season, as well as provide food.
“It’s an opportunity for us to really get people to come and start volunteering with us or to come volunteer with us again and really to open our season,” said Katie Ballard, managing director.
The Haunted Forest runs from Oct. 24 – 26 this year at Catamount Outdoor Family Center. This year’s theme is “Old England.”
Beginning this weekend, Haunted Forest organizers will hold work parties every weekend, where volunteers help build sets, organize costumes, paint and more. The annual community pumpkin carving for the event is set for Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, contact Katie Ballard at Katie@thehauntedforest.com or 238-0923, or visit www.thehauntedforest.com.
—Stephanie Choate, Observer staff