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October 24, 2014

Hillsborough River State Park

Date: October 24 & 25, 2014. 6 - 10 p.m.


For some, Halloween is an excuse to dress up in costumes and have a good time with friends; for others it is also an opportunity to volunteer. Halloween this year is no exception.

The Hillsborough River State Park Preservation Society is sponsoring the 22nd ANNUAL HAUNTED WOODS EVENT on October 24th & 25th, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The event promises to be a safe and fun way for families to celebrate Halloween. The Citizen Support Organization (CSO) especially needs people for set design and creation, monster make-up, and event participation. Businesses, clubs, and other organizations are invited to adopt portions of the Haunted Trail, or help out in the creation of sections of the trail adopted by other organizations. Volunteers are encouraged but not required to wear a costume. Of course, dressing-up will enhance the experience and may illicit more shrieks from those on the tour.

If you desire a more interactive and ghostly experience, volunteer on the Haunted Trail. Volunteers are needed to set up and take down decorations, lead tours, and dress up as the ghosts of virulent patients and sketchy, uncertified doctors. We also need event support volunteers on Friday, Oct. 24th and Saturday, Oct. 25th, to work the main entrance gate at the ranger station.

Those interested in volunteering for this event must attend at least one Haunted Woods planning meeting scheduled for the following dates: Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014; Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014; Thursday, October 2, 2014; Tuesday, October 7, 2014; Wednesday, October 15, 2014; and Thursday, October 23, 2014. All meetings start at 7:00 pm, at the Recreation Hall (parking lot #3), at Hillsborough River State Park. Please note: All volunteers will need to submit a Florida State Park Volunteer application to participate in this event: How to Apply

(Please submit at a volunteer planning meeting.)

Participation Requirements

Fees: There is no charge to attend the volunteer recruitment and safety training sessions.

Contact: For additional information, contact the Ranger Station at (813) 987-6771

Directions: Hillsborough River State Park is located 9 miles north of Tampa and 6 miles south of Zephyrhills on US Highway 301. From I-75, Southbound from Ocala take the SR 54. Exit #279 east to Hwy 301, travel South for 6 miles, and the park will be on your right-hand side. From I-75, Northbound from Tampa take the Fowler Ave. Exit #265 east to Hwy 301, travel North for 9 miles, and the park will be on your left-hand side. From I-4, West bound take Exit 10 go north on CR 579 to US 301, follow the signs and go North 7 miles the park will be on your left-hand side. From I-4, East bound take Exit 7 (be careful of the merges) and go North on US 301 for 14 miles, the park will be on your left-hand side.

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October 24, 2014

Hillsborough River State Park

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