Hay ride promises fright and fun

By Bonnie Seymour
News Star Reporter

October is known to be a spooky time of year and the Elmore City After Prom Committee plans on taking advantage of this by hosting a Haunted Hay Ride to raise funds for their after-prom fun.
The event, scheduled for Saturday, October 28 from 7:00 p.m. – midnight, is one night only, but promises to bring some jumps and screams.
“People need to prepare to be scared. I’m trying to make it as scary as I possibly can and it won’t be for the faint of heart,” said Tamara Tadlock, organizer of the hay ride.
The ride will be $5.00 and will take approximately 15 minutes around the Elmore City Lake area and will also feature a walking portion.
It is encouraged that young children be accompanied by an adult.
Tadlock has put a horrifying amount of work and time into the construction of some of the props and is hoping to make people question what is real and what isn’t on the spooktacular ride.
“They did this last year and made about $800. It was put together in a week and a half. I’m hoping we can make even more this year, with a month’s worth of planning,” shared Tadlock.
“I want them to be scared, but not so scared they won’t get back in line,” Tadlock went on.
For people who don’t want to be scared silly, the night will also feature face painting, glow sticks, and pizza.
Money raised from the hay ride will go to give Elmore City juniors and seniors to provide a safe place to continue their prom night later this school year.
While no after-prom plans are currently set in stone, in the past the after prom event has featured bouncy houses, DJs, and prizes.
For more information about volunteering or donating contact Tadlock at 580-736-6230.