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Haunted Forest to benefit Boys & Girls Club
Willingway Hospital presents annual event Oct. 24–31
Haunted Forest

Ghosts, goblins and clowns will be out in full force when the 2019 Haunted Forest returns to Statesboro Oct. 24–31. The event will be held behind The Clubhouse, 2704 Old Register Road in Statesboro, from 8 p.m. until midnight each night.

General admission is $10 a person, and all proceeds from the annual event will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County. Children 10 and younger are admitted free.

The Haunted Forest dates back to 1980, when "Mouse" Blankenbaker, then a professor of recreation and leisure studies at Georgia Southern University, launched the event with the help of students in her planning program class. The forest was a phenomenal success and became a campus tradition until Blankenbaker's retirement in 2003.

In 2009, Willingway Hospital and the Boys and Girls Club partnered to revive the Haunted Forest and re-establish the event’s long history and tradition in Statesboro. Each year, the forest incorporates new themes at its five “scare stations” to ensure a frightful experience for thousands of patrons. 

Tickets to the Haunted Forest can be purchased inside The Clubhouse. A waiver must be completed before entering the forest and can be signed at the door or in advance online at

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