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Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department prepares for nights of fright

Once again the Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department Corp. is ready to open the doors to the 2013 season at the House of Horror with people coming from as far away as Richmond, Raleigh and Virginia Beach. 

Ricky Gordon, SVFD president, said, “Last year was one of our best years ever, and we were actually a bit surprised when www.hauntedhouseratings.com rated us as the number 1 haunted house in Virginia for 2012. Being #1 you have to work harder, so the crew has done a great job this year doing a retrofit and adding about 5,000 square feet to the attraction. I’ve been working with it almost 30 years, and even I got turned around inside.”

The Scottsburg House of Horror has turned into one of the biggest fundraisers for the fire department with a portion of the proceeds going to pay for the annual senior citizens supper in December. 

“We are hoping to do really good this year, as we had to buy about $16,000 in firefighter turnout gear this year, and our annual July 4th celebration actually lost money this time due to the weather,” Gordon said.

The attraction will be open Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26 and 31 starting at 7:15 p.m. and going until “the last customer is scared silly.”  

Due to certain conditions in the facility, people who are affected by strobe lights, smoke machines and tight spaces are not recommended to attend. 

Also, the attraction is not recommended for small children. 

Admission is $10 per person with all proceeds going to the fire department. 

The House of Horror is located at 3050 Scottsburg Road in Scottsburg, and food will be available on site.  

For more information, check their website at www.scottsburghouseofhorror.com or go to their Facebook page for nightly live updates and the chance to win free tickets.