Spooky but safe, the haunted forest returns to Mid Michigan College

In 2020, October is the time of year when face masks take on a whole different meaning.

For the final three weekends of October, the woods of Mid Michigan College and its Harrison Campus will be stalked by people wearing masks to scare the living daylights out of people.

Think zombies and monsters and ghouls and ghosts.

That’s because Deadwood Grove Haunted Forest is upon us, the annual fright fest courtesy of Mid Michigan College and its student members of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honors society for two-year college students.

“Deadwood Grove is a spooky event orchestrated by more than 40 student volunteers who help to make the haunted trail and haunted drive-in a safe, fun night,” says Tammy Alvaro, director of Student Advancement and PTK Advisor at Mid.

“It's great to see community members come out and enjoy something that we plan for several months in advance, and we hope this year is more fun than ever.”

Deadwood Grove invites guests to traverse the trails on Mid’s Harrison Campus, navigating scares and frights throughout. Money raised through ticket sales helps raise funds for PTK service projects.

The Haunted Forest is open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, and 31. Tickets are $5 for children 12 and under and $10 for adults and will be available at the event.

Students organized a showing of Anabelle Comes Home for their Manic Movie Haunted Drive-In on the Mt. Pleasant campus this past Saturday, Oct. 10.

“These events will require social distancing, and face coverings are required inside college facilities,” Alvaro says.

“We’re excited to have a fun event on campus, but are following health guidelines to maintain a safe, healthy environment for those in attendance.”

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