DOLLAR BAY - The haunted station that children have come to know and love over the years will be happening again from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday at the U.S. Coast Guard Station Portage in Dollar Bay. The event is free.
Third Class Machinery Technician Joseph Fuller is one of the Coast Guard officers who is helping to put on the event. He said the event is a great way to get involved with the community.
"We're not overseas here. We're in the middle of a community and this is a nice fun way to do it," Fuller said. "It does take some time to set it up and everything, time I could be home or sleeping, but it's definitely worth it."
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Boatswain’s Mate First Class Nowell Johnson visualizes the look and layout of the haunted station in one of the rooms the tours will be led through. The free event will run from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday.
The event is put on through the cooperation and volunteer efforts of the officers and Fuller wanted to stress no tax dollars were used in the construction of the haunted station.
"It's all crew-donated. We're the ones who put in the hours for it. We're the ones who donate the candy. We decorate everything. It's all done by the crew," Fuller said.
Boatswain's Mate First Class Nowell Johnson said they are expecting about 700 people to attend the event and that it is appropriate for all ages.
"We leave it up to the families and the parents," Johnson said.
Families with young children can have the tour guide carry a glow stick so those working the haunted station will know to tone it down a bit for young kids.
The officers will also be handing out small bags of candy to children.