This is the second year for Haunted Hollow, which was masterminded by the Gibbs brothers, Stacey Tracey and Frankie. Their sister, Teresa Dunn, said they spent more than $1,000 on the costumes, which are being used by about 30 different people acting in the production. They started it as a fun activity for the youth group of Pugh Flat Baptist Church and also as a way to raise money for the youth, which consists of about 10 or 12 kids, Dunn said.
Frankie said the money has been used for things such as a youth group trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn. Dunn, who is a youth group leader, said the event helped pay for that trip’s four days of lodging and gasoline. Haunted Hollow is completely financed by the Gibbs brothers. Dunn said the money raised might pay for the group to go white water rafting this year. Last year, they raised more than $1,700. Dunn said that last year, people came not just from Trigg County, but also from Tennessee towns like Bumpus Mills and Dover.
Haunted Hollow is meant to be a spooky walk through the woods. The path starts on a gravel road near several Gibbs family houses and ends at the top of the hill where the church is. This is on Pugh Flat Church Road, which is off of KY 139 a couple of miles from the Tennessee border.
Once attendees pay the $5 entry fee, they will make their way along a dark path that starts on the gravel road but leads through the trees. Along the way they will encounter killer clowns from outer space with ghastly faces and razor-sharp teeth, a werewolf, a Santa Claus who looks gross enough to be a cadaver, a gravedigger, witches and all kinds of other surprises. All along the way, they will hear tapes of spooky noises playing from several different directions.
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