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Glen Oaks students, staff and community promise fright-filled Haunted Forest

The dark moonlit woods at Glen Oaks Community College form the perfect backdrop for a spooky Haunted Forest. Different campus organizations and local agencies will pool their talent to put on a frightfully fun event this Halloween season for all ages. The Haunted Forest takes place before Halloween, 6:00-10:00 p.m. Thursday, October 20 and 6:00-11:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22 on the Glen Oaks campus, 62249 Shimmel Rd., Centreville.

Jeff Hucko, Professor of Science at Glen Oaks, said, “Admission and all activities are free and meant for all ages, including a haunted trail through the forest, scary movies, a barn full of fun, food, a cake walk and many games.” While admission for this all-community event is free, Hucko asked that a non-perishable food item be donated for area Food Banks.

Among the clubs and organizations helping make the Haunted Forest an exciting event are the Science Club, Allied Health Club, Music Club, Student Government, Men’s and Women’s Athletic Teams, Student Ambassadors, GOCC Foundation, GOCC Administration, local businesses and local high schools.

“We’ll be actively monitoring the groups and their age levels, so that the level of ‘haunting’ is appropriate,” explained Hucko. So what might be seen by teenagers, for instance, would not be what small children would observe. “Above all, this is a fun event and we want it remembered that way,” he added.

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