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Scream on the Green: Rotary Club’s annual haunted walk returns

October 18, 2017
By ERIC DeVAUX (news@breezenewspapers.com) , Lehigh Acres Citizen

Scream on the Green, the haunted walk hosted by the Lehigh Acres Rotary Club, is back again.

Marking its fourth year, the event will be held Oct. 19-21, Oct. 27-28 and Oct. 31 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Copperhead Golf Course, at 20910 Copperhead Drive. Rotarian Fred Elliot, the event organizer, explained that this year's walk will be a lot more frightening than the previous walks.

"We have somebody who helps us with the event, and every year he adds to the event as far as the number of things we have inside," he said. "There's all kinds of body parts and crypts and headstones."

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Visitors will encounter many actors in ghostly costumes on the haunted walk.

"We generally get volunteers," Elliot said. "We usually get about 15 to 20 per night."

Groups of 15 will be led along the path, guided by one the volunteers.

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"There are live actors inside," he said. "They don't touch, but they kind of jump out of the shadows."

It generally takes 10 to 15 minutes.

Over the years, plenty of visitors have tried to brave their way through the walk.

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If you go

What

Fourth annual Scream on the Green

Who

Lehigh Acres Rotary Club

When

Oct. 19-21, Oct. 27-28 and Oct. 31 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Where

Copperhead Golf Course, 20910 Copperhead Drive

Details

$3 per person, with a $1 off with canned food donation

"Typically, we have around 4,000 to 5,000 people throughout the course of six nights that we hold it," Elliot said.

He credited the high turnout to the affordable admission. The walk costs $3 per person, with a $1 off discount for those who bring a canned food donation to benefit the Lehigh Community Services.

"A lot of the haunted walks and haunted houses in the area are much more than that," Elliot said. "We make it very family friendly."

On Halloween night only - Oct. 31 - the Lehigh Acres Kiwanis Club will host a Trunk or Treat starting at 6 p.m. in front of the Rotary Club's haunted walk.

"Kiwanis brings out a handful of people with cars and they give away candy. A lot of the people that do the Trunk or Treat, they'll decorate their cars," he said. "It's a safe environment for the kids to come and have a good time and trick-or-treat."

For information, visit the event page at: www.facebook.com/events/1965441567015823/ or visit the club on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/LehighRotary/.

 
 

 

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