Get lost, spooked at same time
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
Something brushes across your face. Someone moans. Then you bump against a table holding a dish of blood and a severed head.
You must be at the Imperial EMS Haunted House!
The fundraiser will be open to the public this week at the Imperial gymnasium Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 7-10 p.m.
About 15 EMS personnel have been working for well over a week to build the Haunted House. President Deb Hayes said she has no idea how many tubs and boxes of supplies go into making the enclosed structure.
However, each year the crew manages to come up with a different scary time, engineered by Pat Hammel, another sponsor of the event.
Admission is $5 for ages 23 and up, $4 for ages 5-22, and $2 for those four and under. With the donation of a canned good, the price drops $1.
The EMS funds scholarships for high school students with proceeds from the Haunted House. The scholarships are for EMT classes and pay half of the $500 or so tuition.
The Haunted House is located in the city gym next to the city offices.