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Haunted, family-friendly hayrides return to Southgate Park

10/13/2011 - South Side Leader
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By Maria Lindsay

Photos: Dale Dong
GREEN — The city’s Southgate Park has been transformed into a Halloween haven for all ages for the Parks and Recreation Division and Camp Y-Noah’s hayrides.

Two types of hayrides are offered Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 22. From 7 to 8 p.m. the rides are for nonscary riders, and haunted hayrides are offered from 8 to 10 p.m. On Oct. 22 only, the nonscary hayrides will begin at 5 p.m.

Sites include a scary shack, a ghost hanging around to greet visitors along the way, shown at right top, and a sign that warns passers-by to “beware,” pictured at right middle.

Among those to tag along for a ride was Lisa Messina and 3-year-old Allison, of Green, shown at right bottom looking for a cozy spot on the wagon.

The cost is $6 for adults presale or $10 at the door and $1 for children younger than 5. Tickets are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Green Parks and Recreation Division office, located at the Central Administration Building at 1755 Town Park Blvd.; Camp Y-Noah, 815 Mount Pleasant Road; the Green Family YMCA, 3800 Massillon Road; or any Akron Area YMCA.

Proceeds benefit Camp Y-Noah’s Partners With Youth program, according to city officials.

In the event of inclement weather, visit www.cityofgreen.org after 5 p.m. the day of for cancellation information. 

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