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10/21/05-Noonday

Noonday Volunteer Fire Department Kicks Off Haunted House

The Noonday Volunteer Fire Department is a scary place to be these days. That's because the building has been transformed into a haunted house to raise money for the Volunteer Fire Department. This is the department's last fundraiser of the year, along with it's second largest, and they hope it will bring in some much-needed cash.

The haunted house delivers everything you'd expect. "Lots of screaming, lots of howling, lots of blood, lots skeleton's doing some pretty odd things," says Noonday Volunteer Fire Department Chief Dave Timmons.

It took volunteers about three weeks to put the haunted house together. "There's a gentleman here in Noonday that has donated most of what you see around you at this point," says Timmons. Chief Timmons says this year's haunted house promises to be the department's best one ever. "Every year, we've added a little to it. We do a few more things to it because you can only just scare people the same way just so many times," he says.

Chief Timmons says their success is measured in not only frightened faces, but laughs. "If we get you back in the car and you're laughing and giggling because you're really glad it's over and you're glad you're safe in your car, we feel like we've done a good job," says Chief Timmons. "We want you to have a good time and we'd like for you to leave here going, 'Wow, this is different.'"

The haunted house is open from 7 p.m. until midnight tonight. Tomorrow and Sunday, it opens at 7 p.m. The haunted house is also open next weekend. Admission is ten dollars.

Oralia Ortega reporting, ortega@kltv.com

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