Ferry’s Haunted Trail open October 24
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By LeAnn R. Ralph
COLFAX — For Dean and Cheryl Ferry, Ferry’s Haunted Trail is a labor of love.
“We really enjoy it. It’s a lot of fun. We get to see a lot of people in the area that we might not normally see,” said Dean Ferry.
Dean and Cheryl have been hosting Ferry’s Haunted Trail for the past 15 years at their place on state Highway 170 about six miles west of Colfax.
The event is free and open to the public, and children also receive a small Trick-or-Treat bag of goodies.
“We probably get 150 kids,” Dean Ferry said.
The Haunted Trail is open from dusk on Saturday, October 24, until 9 p.m.
Ferry said he recommends that people try not to be there right at dusk.
“If you want to avoid a long wait in line, wait until an hour or so after dusk,” Ferry said.
“It’s not quite as much fun if you have 50 or 75 standing in line in front of you,” he added, noting that if you wait for a bit for the crowd to thin out, then parking also becomes easier.
Visitors also should be sure to bring a flashlight with them, Ferry said.
When it was noted that putting together a haunted trail and providing treats for so many youngsters seemed like quite a lot of work, Ferry said it was their pleasure.
“It’s a way for us to give back a little to the community,” he said.
Dean Ferry, a graduate of Colfax High School, grew up at the place where he lives now.
Ferry’s Haunted Trail is located directly east of Norton Church on state Highway 170.