Merrill Boy Scout Troop 599 will be holding the second annual Haunted Sawmill starting Friday, Oct. 12 and running through the month of October. The Haunted Sawmill is located at 700 Hendricks St. in Merrill at the old Northern Specialty Company factory. The Haunted Sawmill will be open for its super-scary shows on the following dates: Friday, Oct. 12; Saturday, Oct. 13; Friday, Oct. 19; Saturday, Oct. 20; Thursday, Oct. 25; Friday, Oct. 26; Saturday, Oct. 27; and Halloween, Wednesday, Oct. 31. The mature shows will run from 6-11 p.m.
This year the Haunted Sawmill will also be holding special family themed events on Sundays. On Sundays, Oct. 14, 21 and 28 there will be special games and events for children, including pumpkin painting, prizes, and face-painting. Children can win prizes and the event will be geared towards families with younger children who want to have a fun Halloween event. The Haunted Sawmill will also be open and feature a much less scary version of the evening shows, also toned down for families with young children.
This year’s Haunted Sawmill will also feature opportunities to take photographs with Vincent (Skullface), the main ghoul who haunts the old factory.
The cost of admission to the Haunted Sawmill will be $7 at the door or $6 with the donation of a non-perishable food-item for the local food pantries or the donation of items for the Lincoln County Humane Society. The scouts of Troop 599 will gather the food items and donations for the Humane Society. Last year Troop 599 was able to present over 2,000 non-perishable items to the food pantry in Merrill.
The Haunted Sawmill is an utterly terrifying experience through an abandoned and long-forsaken factory. The building is now haunted by the ghost of Vincent Mudgett and employee of the Merrill Sawmill. Vincent comes back to life every Halloween and haunts the property as Skullface, a demented ghoul who has sworn to seek revenge on all of those who caused him to suffer when he was alive. Dare to enter Skullface’s dark domain, and you will be scared out of your mind by the terror that assaults as you wind you way through eerie labyrinths, twisted theme rooms and demented scenes of ghastly horror.
The Haunted Sawmill is the creation of the leaders and scouts of Boy Scout Troop 599. It is an annual fund-raiser that Troop 599 will use to continue to promote its service projects in the community and help out with the costs of scouting for the boys in the troop.
Find the Haunted Sawmill on the web at www.thehauntedsawmill.com. Like us on Facebook at Troop 599 Haunted Sawmill and friend Skullface at Vincent Mudgett (Skullface) on Facebook as well. People who friend Vincent can win free tickets via his daily trivia contest and games.