MEDIA ADVISORY: Oct. 29, 2012
HAUNTED HALLOWEEN TRAILS FOR RAINBOW SPRINGS STATE PARK
~Rainbow Springs State Park celebrates Halloween with spooks and screams~
DUNNELLON – “Double, double, toil and trouble” is only half the story planned for Rainbow Springs State Park’s Halloween Wednesday at 7 p.m. Oct. 31.
Macbeth’s witches would be impressed with the dozens of ghouls, goblins, witches and other assorted creatures to be featured at the second annual Dark Side of the Rainbow on the Trail of Terror to be held just inside the main park entrance.
The 2011 event was so successful that Park management succumbed to tricks and treats by all participating ghouls and monsters and park visitors to make The Dark Side an annual event. With more than 300 attending last year, this October’s Halloween fright-fest promises even more thrills and fun for area residents.
“There will be scary sites and loud noises,” says Park Services specialist Nicky Aiken. “Parents should take that into consideration when bringing young children.” Aiken also suggests that visitors wear comfortable, close-toed shoes due to uneven terrain on the Trail of Terror. Flashlights will not be permitted on the trail, but costumes and glow sticks are encouraged.
Regular Park admission fees apply; $2 per person and children under five are admitted without charge.
Funds raised from the event go to Rainbow Springs State Park volunteer program, the primary source of park volunteers and special events. Snacks and sodas will be available for sale at the Friends of Rainbow Springs State Park concession table. To sign up to volunteer as cast or crew, contact Nicky Aiken at firstname.lastname@example.org, or for more information contact the Park at 352-465-8555.