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October 7, 2009

Science Hill Haunted House offers thrills and chills for a good cause

You wouldn’t expect a place called Science Hill to have much interest in the unexplained, in ghosts and goblins but for the month of October, the northern Pulaski community might just be the scariest place for miles around.

The Science Hill Haunted House has been brought to life this Halloween season like Dr. Frankenstein shocking his monster into existence, and already put a good fright into folks last weekend.

“We had a great crowd Saturday night,” said Melanie Reynolds, one of the many individuals putting their time and effort into making the haunted house a reality. “We scared every group that came through.”

The Halloween-themed attraction is open until midnight every Friday and Saturday this month. It’s a labor of love (and yes, a little terror) by the Somerset Junior Woman's Club and the Somerset Pulaski Area Juniorettes, as well as the volunteers who put hammer to nail to build the haunted house.

Best of all, you’re not getting scared for no good reason. Proceeds benefit the Lake Cumberland Area Children's Advocacy Center, which serves a 10 county area, including Pulaski. The Advocacy center is located in Jamestown. And while it costs $6 to get in, you can knock a buck off of that if you also bring in two cans of food for God’s Food Pantry.

Lots of fake blood goes into making a truly terrifying haunted house, but it’s your own real blood that will come in handy in this case. All blood donors at Kentucky Blood Center of Somerset will receive two free tickets to the Science Hill Haunted House. In addition, the Science Hill Haunted House will host a blood drive at the haunted house on October 30 from 4-7 p.m. Those donors will receive two free tickets and be eligible to win a basket of fall items.

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