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Grovetown haunt promises frights and bumps in the night

Posted: September 26, 2012 - 3:12pm  |  Updated: October 3, 2012 - 12:04am
Chelsea Stetz plays a creepy psycho at Nightmare Plantation in Grovetown. The attraction will be open Thursdays through Sundays through Nov. 3.   File Photo by Michael Holahan
File Photo by Michael Holahan
Chelsea Stetz plays a creepy psycho at Nightmare Plantation in Grovetown. The attraction will be open Thursdays through Sundays through Nov. 3.

Cheryl Carswell and Phillip Stockard are determined to make nightmares come true.

After a one-week delay, the haunted attraction at 1110 Dodge Lane in Grovetown is set to open Thursday. Now in its third year, the creepy place has a few new surprises in store. Mainly, animatronics will be added to the spooky mix.

A guest might be able to anticipate an actor’s moves, but “if you see a 16-foot bat coming out of the ceiling, you’re not going to expect that,” Carswell said.

Carswell did not want to reveal too many details, but she said some of the buildings, like the Rules House, have been redone.

Soldiers from Fort Gordon will volunteer at the haunted attraction and will serve as actors, parking attendants, crowd control and troubleshooters.

“It connects them with the community,” Carswell said. “We need to support Fort Gordon. We need to let them know they’re welcome here.”

All of the profits will be donated to Channeled Paths, a nonprofit owned by Carswell and Stockard that provides free counseling to at-risk youths, and to the CSRA Wounded Warrior Care Project.

Nightmare Plantation will be open from 7 p.m. to midnight Thursday through Sunday until Nov. 3 and on Halloween, which is on a Wednesday this year. Tickets are $20 Thursday through Saturday and $15 on Sunday. Learn more at www.nightmareplantation.net.

IF YOU GO

HOURS: 7 p.m. until midnight, Thursday through Sunday until Nov. 3 and on Halloween

WHERE: 1110 Dodge Lane, Grovetown, off of Gordon Highway just past Fort Gordon’s Gate 3

TICKETS: $20 Thursday through Saturday; $15 on Sunday

MORE: www.nightmareplantation.net

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GaStang22

Is this info correct???

The website says they do not open until tomorrow. This isn't the first time by a long shot I've been sent to an event at the wrong time and/or place. I always double check because sadly, this paper can't be trusted anymore.

Barry Paschal

Please note change in opening date

We were given incorrect information, which since was changed to reflect what was then a one-day delay in opening. The opening has again been changed, this time to Thursday, Oct. 4, and the story now reflects that change.

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