Volunteer Andrew Irvine and Amanda Weiss, United Way of Freeborn County marketing and communications specialist, helped at the 2012 Haunted Walk. --Submitted
Volunteer Andrew Irvine and Amanda Weiss, United Way of Freeborn County marketing and communications specialist, helped at the 2012 Haunted Walk. -- Submitted

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Get ready for a spooky time

Published 9:00am Saturday, October 19, 2013

Spooks and ghouls and zombies will abound at a Haunted Walk this Friday.

Take the stroll if you dare anytime from 7 to 10 p.m. The walk starts at the Brookside boat launch and winds through the trail along Fountain Lake. The walk ends at Pioneer Park where there will be free hot chocolate served. There will also be a bus to transport people back to their cars at Brookside or the boat landing. Organizers hope that people utilize the bus instead of walking back through the trail, which can disrupt the fun for other walkers.

The walk is a fundraiser for the United Way of Freeborn County. United Way Marketing and Communications Specialist Amanda Weiss said the event went well last year, and more than 500 people attended.

Ethan Weiss and Ashley Stewart helped at the Haunted Walk in 2012.
Ethan Weiss and Ashley Stewart helped at the Haunted Walk in 2012.

“Before that there wasn’t an event like this so we thought it was a good opportunity,” Weiss said.

The United Way puts on the walk with the help of the Albert Lea Parks and Recreation Department. The Albert Lea Jaycees group plans to volunteer at the event, and Weiss said more volunteers are still needed. Volunteers will meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday to pick out costumes and prep for the walk on Friday.

 

If you go

What: Haunted Walk

Where: starts at the Brookside boat landing

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Friday

How much: $5

Also: The walk is not recommended for children under age 10