published: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
There's only one frightful weekend left
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
SEBRING -- Ducks were thrilled and egrets happy as rain fell weekend after weekend this month -- cats and dogs, however, not so much.
That is because the rain washed out one weekend of the Humane Society of Highlands County's Terror Trail -- its main fundraiser -- and has dampened attendance the rest of the time.
Friday and Saturday is the last weekend to turn out for a good cause.
Remember, in return for buying a ticket the society promises frights, laughs and surprises.
"If you have not made it to Terror Trail," Society president Judy Spiegel said, "you do not want to miss what everyone is talking about. Tickets go on sale at 7 p.m. Arrive early to avoid standing in lines.
"This year's trails are darker, scarier and filled with all your worst nightmares, live and in living (dead) colors. Come out for the scare of your life and support the Humane Society. Last chance for Terror Trail 2012."
For those with small children, or an uncomfortably sensitive startle reflex, the Children's Halloween Festival on Sunday is the day for you, Spiegel said.
First it happens long before dark -- from 2-5 p.m.
Second there will be showers of candy, and only tasteful trickles of blood.
Children will have plenty to do. From trick or treating along two trails and in the Spook House to playing games and winning prizes. Be sure to wear costumes. A contest will be held at 4 p.m.
The first 300 people arriving at the children's festival will receive a free Dilly Bar, courtesy of the Dairy Queen in south Sebring.
All money raised goes to the shelter.
Call Spiegel at 214-6508 for more information.
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