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Eldon haunted house opens Friday

Oct 18, 2016

ELDON — Eldon Fire & Rescue will open the doors to its haunted house Friday in the basement of Eldon City Hall.

The haunted house will welcome visitors from 7-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and again those same hours on Oct. 28 and Oct. 29.

According to Linda Manley, chief of the Eldon Fire Department, the haunted house is geared toward adults, but it is up to parents to decide if their children can handle it. The event flyer states, “Not recommended for young children.”

The entry fee is $6 per person.

The money raised from the event will go toward EMS education.

Eldon Fire and Rescue had ended its haunted house several years ago because of a lack of location. The Eldon City Hall had flooded in 2008, and the fire department moved the haunted house to the Wapello County Fairgrounds for a couple of years before deciding to stop having the event after 13 seasons.

Last year, after Ottumwa’s Nightmare on Third Street was shut down due to safety concerns in the basement of Ottumwa City Hall, the creators of that haunted house and the Eldon Fire and Rescue team got together to create a new haunted house in Eldon.

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