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September 27, 2013

Prepare to be scared: Haunted Lester Hospital opens Saturday

A disfigured serial killer who uses a glove armed with razors to kill his victims in their dreams; a man, armed with a chain saw, whose face is covered by a hockey goalie mask or a clown that preys on small children. For some, Halloween would not be complete without the opportunity to stare their biggest fears in the face.

For the past five years, the Haunted Lester Hospital has continued to grow into a breeding ground of some of humanity’s worst nightmares. 

Scare4Charity will hold it’s annual Halloween event, the Haunted Lester Hospital starting Saturday. Proceeds go to local charities as well as provide an annual scholarship to a student in the West Limestone community.

Through the years, Scare4Charity has also helped raise and distribute funds to storm victims in Limestone County, provide donations to Moms on a Mission, Hospice of Limestone County, Habitat for Humanity, West Limestone Volunteer Fire Department, Goodsprings Volunteer Fire Department, several local families and more.

Organizer Brian Todd said there is a lot in store for those who visit Lester this year. Scare4Charity organizers recently remodeled the entire hospital to make room for even more thrill and chill seekers.

The haunted hospital will be open at sundown for 12 nights — Sept. 28 and Oct. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 and 28-31.Tours are available from 7 p.m. until midnight and tickets are $10 per person. Concessions are available.

To get to the Haunted Hospital from downtown Athens, take Market Street and continue for about 15 miles after it becomes Alabama 99. Past the turn for West Limestone High School, turn right on Lester Road and continue for about 2 miles. The attraction on is on the left.

Organizers look forward to scaring the stuffing out of those who dare visit.

To find out more about Lester Haunted Hospital, visit http://www.thehauntedlesterhospital.com.

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