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Halloween attraction returns

10/16/2008 —

Ghouls and ghosts to things that go bump in the night will come to life during the annual Haunted Forest attraction at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. For nearly 11 years, the Student Government Association has been entertaining folks from the Back Mountain and surrounding communities with this premiere Halloween event.

Originally developed by a former student government association president, the fundraiser supports 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.

The fun-filled Halloween-inspired activity is coordinated by Penn State Wilkes-Barre students, staff, faculty and volunteers. Over a two-week period, members of the planning committee will spend hundreds of hours preparing to make the event more popular than last year.

The five-night attraction is open to the public and will be held on Thursday and Friday Oct. 17 and 18, and then again from Oct. 23-25. Tours start at 7:00 p.m.; with the last one leaving at 10:40 p.m. Admission is $7.00 for kids 13 and over. Children under 12 pay $6.00. A group discount is available for 10 or more people. 

For information contact Jackie Warnick-Piatt in the student activities office at 675-9284 or visit http://www.events.psu.edu/.

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