Marion youth return with two new Halloween events

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The youthful brain trust that produced ?Scary Larry, Howling Hap, Jack-O-Lantern Jobe?s Haunted Spook House? last Halloween will be back with double the trouble this Friday evening when they bring not one but two options for Halloween fun and fright. ?Scary? Larry Zieammermann, ?Jack-O-Lantern? Joeb Corona and ?Howling? Hap Waddell, fifth-graders at Marion Elementary School, and first-graders ?Jailbird? Johnny Zieammermann and ?Frankin-Fanders? Anderson Waddell are planning a non-frightening Family Fun Trails for young children and families, as well as a Trail of Terrors for older children and adults ?who like to be scared.? Both events, fundraisers for Marion County Big Brothers Big Sisters, can be found within the horse pasture on North Cedar Street in Marion. Family Fun Trails will start at 5:30 p.m. and end at 6:30 p.m. Activities include photo opportunities with costumed miniature horses, a scavenger hunt, fall games and goodies for an admission fee of $3 per person. Trail of Terror will open at 7:30 p.m. with a variety of spooky and creepy encounters along the trail for an admission fee of $5 per person. The team of boys will be assisted by several adults and a team of volunteers from Marion High School. Cathy Martin, grandmother to Larry and Johnny, said the cause got a significant boost from FireBUGS Trail Lights, a Minnesota-based company that has donated 50 portable lights that can be hung from trees to provide sufficient but muted lumination for participants. Martin said each light kit retails for $30. In case of bad weather Friday, the two events will be rescheduled for the following evening. Pictured above at the entry sign are (from left) are Larry, Johnny, Anderson and Hap.

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