The former Laporte's Fruit and Vegetable location at 2116 Montreal Road (one block east of Ogilvie) is becoming a hive of activity as work proceeds on the most ambitious Haunted Hamlet yet attempted by the Kiwanis Club of Orleans.
This year, armed with a host of new ideas to thrill young and old alike, Kiwanis and volunteers are preparing 10,000 square feet of surprises and attractions, including a good supply of pumpkins, reasonably priced.
Included in the displays will be a butcher's shop, dead pet store, torture chamber, throne room, "dead" apartment, graveyard, crypts and maze. This year's exhibit will be scarier than ever as special effects make-up artist and high realism prop master Guy Louis XVI has volunteered his consulting services.
The Haunted Hamlet will be open during the following times: Fri Oct 17 6: - 9:00 pm Sat Oct 18 2: - 9:00 pm Sun Oct 19 2: - 6:00 pm Fri Oct 24 6: - 9:00 pm Sat Oct 25 2: - 9:00 pm Sun Oct 26 2: - 6:00 pm Wed. Oct 29 6: - 9:00 pm Thu Oct 30 6: - 9:00 pm Fri Oct 31 7: - 9:00 pm.
There will be lots of on site parking and ticket prices will be just $5.00 with two-for-one coupons available from local merchants and businesses. Proceeds from the events will be going to support the Kiwanis Adventure Park to be constructed adjacent to the YMCA in 2004.