Proceeds from "Haunted Barn" to go to charities

SALINE COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - Proceeds from admission and donations raised from people visiting the "Haunted Barn 2011" in Harrisburg are going to some good causes.

The Dickey family came up with the idea to convert an old barn into a haunted place filled with spirits and ghosts sure to send a chill down your spine.

"My dad had a heart attack so we wanted to give to the heart fund. And we wanted to give some to St. Jude's," said David Dickey.

"And to the other charities we have on the list. We wanted to give to the people who really need it. And we figured this was a good way to do it."

Money raised from the Halloween theme event will be going to the following charities:

  • St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
  • Cardinal Glennon
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Mother's Against Drunk Driving
  • American Heart Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • National Kidney Foundation

There is also a "Kid's Area" for little ones not wanting to walk through the barn.

"They come through and scream and holler. Of course we had this young girl who we all took our masks off to get her calmed down and back outside. Then her parents came back through to see what all they had missed," said Dickey.

Raffle tickets for Fall and Halloween themed prizes are available at the door.

The barn is located at 625 Devillez Road. Watch for the signs on Route 45 between Muddy and Eldorado.

Admission is $5 with free parking. Hours are 6-11 p.m. on October 28 and 29.

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