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Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department to host haunted house beginning Sept. 25

Spook season is about to begin at the Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department. 
The fire department will be hosting a haunted house beginning Sept. 25 and lasting until Halloween night.
“We will have a haunted house here on Halloween night,” said Benny Lyons. “That’s on a Saturday night and it will give people something to do.”
The haunted house will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. every Friday and Saturday.
Those at the station, who did not get to do their fireworks this year due to COVID-19, sat down and brainstormed various ideas to help fund a new station before landing on a haunted house.
The station had previously held a haunted house over 20 years ago, which Lyons actually participated in.
The station has already begun their spooky endeavors with the placement of curtains throughout the building that will divide the scenes to spook visitors once the haunted house begins.
Prior to the haunted house’s kickoff, volunteers are wanted and should contact the station by Wednesday of next week if interested.
There are requirements for volunteers, including no one using drugs or those on sex offender registries. One group Lyons said would be perfect for volunteering are high school kids, which could serve as a way to earn community service hours for college.
“We want decent people to come volunteer,” he said.
Along with decorating, spooky masks and decor are also wanted if anyone is interested in donating.
“We’d take it,” Lyons said. “A lot of this stuff we are going to have to buy unless we can get folks to donate to us.”
Lyons said the haunted house will follow social distancing procedures by having groups of up to six allowed in at one time.
“It may be slower than what most people expect, but we are going to try to distance to where we can keep everybody safe,” he said.
The cost to get in will be $10, and children five and under are free. Proceeds from the haunted house will go towards funding for a new station.
Parking will primarily be at the station, at 107 Willow Springs Road in Elizabethton, however, if there are more people, shuttling from Hunter Elementary School may be considered.
Concessions, following guidelines, will be sold.
The volunteer fire department currently operates three stations, seven trucks and one brush truck.
Those wanting to volunteer, or who have any questions regarding the haunted house in general, can do so by contacting the station’s Facebook page, or contact Benny Lyons at 423-384-6872, Ken Arnold at 423-213-8304 or Jack Buckles, fire chief, at 423-292-3843.