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Hinks’ Parent Advisory Council hosts Wicked Woods Haunted Trail to raise money for schools

ALPENA, Mich — It’s the weekend before Halloween, and the festivities are getting started early. Hinks Elementary is getting in on the action this year with their Wicked Woods Haunted Trail.

Parents of students at the school have put together a haunted attraction right on the school’s property. For the first time, traps, snares, ghosts and goblins will be ready spook anyone who walks the path this weekend. Parent Advisory Board member, Liz Kowalski, says the chilling event has been in the works for a while now.

“It’s the first year that Hinks is doing this. It’s been an idea that’s been brewing for the past year or two, and finally, we’ve gotten the go ahead to really plan it out carefully and make this happen.”

Coming out to the event is more than just for Halloween fright. Every dollar collected will stay in the district and support functioning of the schools.

“We’re inviting everyone in the community to come and support us. All proceeds will go back to the PAC, or the parent advisory council, and those proceeds are used to help our schools, our teacher and our students.”

The Wicked Woods Haunted Trail is going on Friday night and Saturday night from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission for visitors 12 and older is $5, and the cost for children is $10.