An over 30 year tradition of the Flynn’s Lick Spooky Hollow is here until the end of October.
The event runs on Friday and Saturday, starting at 6:00 PM.
Jackson County Rescue Squad Lieutenant Mickey Smith said that proceeds go to supporting the Flynn’s Lick Volunteer Fire Department, community center and county rescue squad. Smith said everyone will load up for a hayride and set off on five miles of Halloween fun.
“You take a two and a half mile hayride up through what we call Spooky Hollow and it stops about three different stops up there,” Smith said. “The Flynn’s Lick Volunteer Fire Department has a little skit they do with Nameless Volunteer Fire Department.”
Smith said the next stop is at a haunted house, before heading back to the Flynn’s Lick Community Center. Smith said that even though they did not do this last year, they have fans who made sure they made a trip down for the return of Spooky Hollow.
“We see people, like last weekend we had a couple that came in all the way from Lexington, Kentucky just to go through this,” Smith said. “Because they had been through it years ago and then with COVID-19 last year, we did not have it. So we’ve been real busy.”
Smith said that calling this year’s Spooky Hollow busy, might be an understatement. He said the turnout to help volunteer responders raise money for department bills and save towards equipment has been tremendous.
“Last Saturday night we ran almost 800 people through there,” Smith said. “So we were working until after 1:00 (AM) in the morning. So just be patient, we’ll get you through there, we stay there until everybody is served even if it’s after midnight.”
Smith said tickets are $10 at the community center doors, kids five years old and under are free. He said they can only take cash, selling tickets until 10:00 PM.
Smith said to dress warm, bring blankets and enjoy the spooky season at 2804 Granville Highway in Gainesboro.