Halloween-themed events began 5 years ago
Marion fifth-graders Larry Zieammermann, Hap Waddell, and Joeb Corona will host “Scary Larry, Howling Hap, and Jack-O-Lantern Joeb’s Family Fun Trails and Trail of Terror” on Oct. 28 to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marion County.
This is the sixth consecutive year of Halloween-themed charity events by the Marion Elementary School students. Larry started the series as a kindergartener, and Hap joined him in first grade. This year they are joined second-graders Johnny Zieammermann and Anderson Waddell.
The Family Fun Trails will feature miniature horses in costumes, a scavenger hunt, and other activities not intended to be scary for younger children. Admission is $3 per person.
The Trail of Terror is intended to be much scarier, even to give teenagers a few frights, Larry said. Admission is $5 per person.
The family event will be 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the horse pasture on the west side of North Cedar Street between the Catholic Church and U.S. 56. The Trail of Terror begins at 7:30 p.m. at the same location. In the event of rain, the events will be moved to Oct. 29.
Every bit of the admission fees will be given to Big Brothers Big Sisters, Hap said. The biggest donor of supplies for the project was FireBUGS Trail Lights, which donated 50 lights for use marking the trail in the dark.