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  • Williams Hill Pass Trail of Terror hayride benefits CASA

  • Williams Hill Pass, a private not-for-profit Off Highway Vehicle Park located at 1935 Peak Road, Harrisburg, is planning to scare visitors 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday starting just before sunset.
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  • Williams Hill Pass, a private not-for-profit Off Highway Vehicle Park located at 1935 Peak Road, Harrisburg, is planning to scare visitors 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday starting just before sunset.
    It's all in the name of good clean Halloween fun and benefits Saline County Court Appointed Special Advocates.
    For an admittance fee of $10 for anyone over the age of 11, $5 for those under 11 years of age, goblins, zombies, witches and ghouls will do their best to make a visit to the haunted hayride a memorable experience. Since it is a park for off-highway vehicle riding, the hayride will follow a course in the woods staffed by 20 volunteer spooks with five scary staged areas.
    "What's cool is that we are not confined to a building and we can change the plan from day to day," said Jimi Williams-Cox, park owner.
    "We have word that Bigfoot is in the area. We suspect he will make multiple appearances Friday and Saturday night."
    Provided all make it back to the starting point safely — and not carried off into the woods by Bigfoot, Cox hopes to offer the Trail of Terror each year.
    "We want to make this the first outing of an annual event to benefit CASA. We want CASA to feel they can attach their name to this event. They are such a good organization. We have not done this before and next year we want to do it even better — on a larger scale."
    In addition to the adrenaline pumping hayride, the park will offer chili, hot dogs and soft drinks.
    The Haunted Hayride Trail of Terror opens at 5 p.m. and closes at 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26.
    CASA volunteers act as liaisons between children who are involved in court cases and the justice system in the county.
    They troubleshoot all manner of problems that the victim children may encounter while their case makes its way though the courts.
    Williams Hill Pass is located 9 miles southeast of Harrisburg on state Route 34. Look for the sign at the intersection with Peak Road just north of Rudement.

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