Haunted forest returns to Mid's Harrison campus with a 'Manic Maze' set to debut in Mt. Pleasant

In what’s become a Halloween tradition, Deadwood Grove is once again returning to the Harrison campus of Mid Michigan College.

Each year, the nearly 20 miles of trails on the Harrison campus are transformed into a haunted forest. This year, however, marks an expansion of the event. Parts of Mid’s Mt. Pleasant campus have been turned into the Manic Maze.

"It’s a big giant maze on the Mt. Pleasant campus. It will have some really good scares," says Tammy Alvaro, director of Student Advancement and Phi Theta Kappa advisor at Mid.

"I tried it in the daytime and I got spooked myself."

The events are organized and operated by members of Mid’s Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honors society for two-year college students. Deadwood Grove helps raise funds for PTK service projects.

Each year, students attend the Midwest Haunters Convention, scouring the booths for new ways to scare attendees. This year’s convention took place in June in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Students from Mid Michigan College attend the Midwest Haunters Convention in, Schaumburg, IL in June, 2019.Both the Deadwood Grove Haunted Forest and Manic Maze, on the Harrison and Mt. Pleasant campuses, respectively, are open from 7 to 10 p.m. on the final three Fridays and Saturdays of October, those being Oct. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, and 26.

Tickets are $5 for children 12 years old and under and $10 otherwise. A special deal is being offered where a $15 purchase provides access to both the Harrison and Mt. Pleasant events.

Tickets are available at the events.

"We’ve received a lot of requests for a Mt. Pleasant event over the years," Alvaro says.

"The thing I love most about these events is that it gives students the opportunity to plan events and bring people to campus. It’s a lot of fun."

Visit Deadwood Grove online for information about admission.

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