Friday, October 24, 2014

Dunwoody Haunted Farm Tour - Saturday Oct 25th from 3 to 9 pm

The friendly ghosts are back this Halloween for the second annual Boy Scout Haunted Farm Tour, Sat. Oct. 25 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Donaldson-Bannister Farm (corner of Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd. and Vermack Rd.).
The family-oriented event will feature games, live music, food and fun aimed at kids elementary school age and younger. It is hosted by Boy Scout Troop 477 as a fund-raiser to help send boys to summer camp.

“Last year was scary fun, with more than 1000 people taking the tour,” said Barry Deutsch, assistant scoutmaster for Troop 477. “This year, we are expecting another big crowd so will have even more volunteers, more games and more fun.”

Back by popular demand is the haunted farm tour (scary but not too scary). This year, a team of Ghost Detectives will help you find giggles and surprises around every corner, as you tour the historic gardens and cemetery to find spooky personalities hovering around the property. The old Donaldson Bannister farmhouse, built in the 1870’s, has been empty for years, but has an interesting history and is even rumored to be inhabited by friendly spirits.

If a walk with the spirits isn’t enough, a large field will host more than 20 games and crafts, along with face painting and pumpkin decorating. There will also be a campfire for roasting the perfect s’more.

An expanded food court will feature everything needed to feed hungry ghouls, including burgers, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, pretzels, fresh baked cookies, decorated cup cakes, doughnuts, hot chocolate and cider.

Bring a can of food for a free game ticket and help the Boy Scouts feed the hungry.

Plenty of free parking is available at Independence Square with regular shuttle bus service. Additional parking is just down the street at the Vermack Swim Tennis center.

Boy Scout Troop 477 thanks its sponsors, including Smurti Corp. for supplying the food court, Evergreen Tree Services for firewood, Fresh Market for s’more kits and Northside Tool Rental for light towers.

Volunteers needed-Middle and High School students to help with games, tours, crafts. Service hours will be awarded. Contact and send this form if possible.

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