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Haunted Forest returns

10/1/2007 —

It’s your chance to scream and screech at the 9th annual Haunted Forest at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. For nearly 10 years, the Student Government Association has been entertaining the public with this premiere Halloween event. Originally developed by a former SGA president, the fundraiser assists THON and the 4 Diamonds Fund at the Hershey Medical Center. All the proceeds from each night go to the 4 Diamonds Fund to help fight childhood cancer with superior care, comprehensive support, and innovative research.

According to Jackie Warnick-Piatt, Student Activities Coordinator, “We use our natural environment and historic Hayfield house as a perfect backdrop for something like this. In the beginning there were only 4 or 5 other haunted events around the Wyoming Valley. Now we compete with over 20 other haunted programs in the area, many of which are raising money for very good charitable organizations.”

This Halloween attraction is coordinated by Penn State Wilkes-Barre students, staff, faculty and volunteers. Head committee member Dan Migliori says, “Weeks of planning by students is what makes this so successful. We’re always rehearsing and dedicating the time needed to produce very scary skits that everyone will enjoy.”

The Haunted Forest starts Friday Oct. 11, at 7pm and runs through selected dates in October. Admission is $7.00 for kids 13 and over. Children under 12 pay $6.00. A discount is available for groups of 10 or more. 

For dates and times, contact the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Student Activities Office at 570-675-9284.

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