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Jefferson’s spooktacular Halloween Haunted House returns!

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Following the Jefferson Township Recreation Department’s annual Fall Festival event on Saturday, October 22, Jefferson Recreation proudly presents the 28th annual Halloween Haunted House at Camp Jefferson, 81 Weldon Road, Lake Hopatcong – rain or shine.

Spooktacular spirits will inhabit the completely transformed Community Lodge where eerie scenarios will unfold in dark and scary rooms causing you to laugh and scream your way through a diverse gathering of ghosts, ghouls, serial killers, random creatures, and things that go bump in the night!   Spirits will be roaming the outside grounds as well, and DJ Earl will be playing some bloodcurdling music for the monster mash to get the ghouls dancing.  If you dare, take a haunted hay ride (a nominal fee) through the dark and mysterious woods and hold on so you don’t jump out of your skin along the road!

There will be a matinee performance (a less frightening children’s hour suggested for 5th graders and younger) from 4 to 5:30 pm on Saturday, October 22 with regular evening peformances from 7 to 9:30 pm.  On Sunday, October 23, another less frightening children’s hour matinee will run from 4:30 to 5:30 pm with regular evening performances from 6 to 8 pm. Mama’s Road Kill Café will be offering eats and refreshments at a nominal price.

Admission to the Haunted House is $3 for adults and children alike for all shows, and attendees are asked to contribute non-perishable food items, paper products, toiletries, and/or cleaning products to donate to the township food pantries and/or usable and wearable clothing, shoes, accessories, household items and toys to the drive being run by the Jefferson Township High School Boys’ Soccer Association.  Email lmbishop@hotmail.com  to check on what items cannot be accepted.

When approaching Camp Jefferson, please follow the directions of the volunteer parking attendants for on-site parking.  To accommodate overflow parking, continuous shuttle service will be provided by the Recreation Department and the Township’s Dial-A-Ride service to and from the Board of Education’s Central Office Building’s parking lot at 31 Route 181 and the Ellen T. Briggs Elementary School’s parking lot at 1 Jefferson Drive (off Espanong Road adjacent to Our Lady Star of the Sea Church) both in Lake Hopatcong.

If you would like to volunteer at this event, email Colleen at jtownhauntedhouse@gmail.com For event updates, visit the Haunted House on Facebook at https;//www.facebook.com/jthauntedhouse or call Jefferson Recreation at 973-663-8404 x2 for any additional  information.

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