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Haunted happenings for Halloween

Sally Petherbridge, Mary Gaedt, and Jane Busche are witches at this year’s Terror at Townsend Forest. (click for larger version)
October 13, 2010 - If you're looking for a scary fun night out then get out Terror at Townsend Forest or Haunted Fountains Walk of Terror.

"It's just a hoot getting all this stuff ready to go," said Don Brown, who's volunteered at Townsend for the past five years. "I love the camaraderie of all the people that come together, all walks of life. Everybody here is a volunteer, there are probably 50 people in these woods that like dressing up."

Anne Mobley said she was volunteering because she was a "frustrated actor and like to terrify people."

Joshua Retford said he enjoyed seeing the reactions on people's faces.

"They know that it's all fake," he said. "They're not going to get hurt, but they're still scared anyways."

David Romanowski called it "a great stress relief."

"This is the best event for your money in Oakland County," said Gordon Elliot. "There are 14 stations, some are easy and some are really scary. It's been a good thing."

Terror at Townsend Forest is located at Oakland County Sportsmen's Club, 4770 Waterford Road in Independence Township. Admission is $10/adults, $5/children 12 and under at Townsend Forest. Call 248-623-0444.

Also check out Haunted Fountains Walk of Terror on Friday and Saturday nights from dark to midnight at 6060 Maybee Road. Cost is $7. For more information call 248-625-3731.

Attention dog lovers, would you like to get your pet into the Halloween spirit? Then check out the Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade and Pet Expo from noon until 3pm on Saturday, Oct. 30.

"Retailers in town will have their doors open and doing trick or treating for the dogs and or their owners," said Peg Roth. "There will also be an opportunity for photos."

There will also be costume judging for both pets and owners in three different categories, best owner pet look alike, most humorous, and best overall.

Registration will be from noon to 1:30 at the Clarkston Flower Shop. For more information call Peg Roth 248-462-3008.

Trevor graduated with degrees in English and communications from Rochester College. He wrote for his college and LA View newspapers before joining The Clarkston News in May 2007.
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