2012-09-27 / Scene
Attraction to scare up money for Drama Club
Members of the Davison High School Drama Club, led by long-time drama club supporter Royce Lawrence, will hold a haunted trail attraction at 10280 E. Stanley Rd., about a half-mile east of M- 15, starting Oct. 5.
The DreadLands Trail will wind through the woods for a 60-75 minute haunted extravaganza, featuring DHS Drama Club members in authentic movie makeup and masks who will creep through the woods scaring those who dare to venture into the night.
“It’s pretty scary, it’s not for toddlers,” said Lawrence, a former drama club member himself. “THis is no trick-ortreat trail. There’s nothing Satanic, just creepy.”
The students, along with operation managers David Butters and Jeff Simmons, and organizers Lawrence and Laurie Hamacher, spent the summer building sets and props for the haunted trail which will raise money for the Drama Club.
There’s a castle, a hillbilly cabin, a saw mill, a hospital, a wreck car scene, a cemetery and a prison all on the site.
“Come here expecting to be scared,” said Butters.
Guests to the haunted trail will travel the mile long course through the woods and the various sets along the way using a small flashlight provided at the start of the trail.
Lawrence said the trail is well-marked and travelers along it are expected to follow the course. Many of the building materials used at the site were donated, including the wood used to build the sets.
Simmons said anyone with a heart condition or who is sensitive to strobe lighting effects should not come.
The Dreadlands Haunted Trail of Davison will be open at dusk weekends starting Oct. 5. The last tickets are sold at 9:30 p.m., but Lawrence said the trail will remain open Oct. 5 until after the home football game in Davison so students attending will have a chance to come out for the opening night.
Tickets are $9 for adults, students are $7 and children 10 and under are $5. For opening night, Oct. 5, Lawrence said all tickets will be $5. If the event is canceled that night due to rain, he said opening night will move to Oct. 6.
For group rates or information call 810- 406-2913.
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