JACKSON SPRINGS – For the past 18 years, the staff, residents, and volunteers at Sycamore Lodge Resort in neighboring Moore County have worked with sponsors to design, set up, and invite the community to The Haunted Forest. In 2017, a total of $11,000 was raised from admission fees to The Haunted Forest. All of the proceeds were donated to The Lymphoma Society of North Carolina. With two more Saturdays available to visit, they are well on the way to surpassing that amount.
The Sycamore Lodge Resort is located at 1059 Sycamore Lane in Jackson Springs. Tickets are on sale on site for $12 to the general public or $10 with military ID. A concession stand will offer refreshments for sale. Tours begin at 7:30 p.m. and continue through 11:30 p.m. This event is not recommended for small children or sensitive adults.
Activity Director Bob Johnson shared that there are ten buildings, each with different themes, that make up The Haunted Forest. Additionally, there is a wilderness area, a maze, and a cemetery. Terrifying characters include Jason, Michael Meyers, Freddy Kreuger, and Pennywise the Clown. A local funeral home donated a casket valued at $3,000. Many of the donations of makeup, props, and costumes come from the actual residents of Sycamore Lodge Resort.
Johnson also stated that The Haunted Forest at Sycamore Lodge was ranked as the #3 “Halloween site” in the state of North Carolina this year. They have also been recently added to the South Carolina/North Carolina rankings in similar categories. They have a Facebook page (The Haunted Forest at Sycamore Lodge) and can also be found at www.northcarolinahauntedhouses.com.
So head over to Jackson Springs on October 20th or October 27th for a scary evening that will benefit the Lymphoma Society of North Carolina! “Take a walk in the forest and see who or what is waiting for you!”