Central Manitoulin Lions haunted trail draws a healthy “distancing” crowd

A little bit of old-school forcasting in the entrails gets to the heart of the matter.

CENTRAL MANITOULIN – Central Manitoulin Lions Club harnessed a host of ghoulish young assistants to create a terrifyingly fun haunted trail last Saturday bringing chills and thrills to young and old alike.

“We had around 117 people take part in the event by my count,” said Lion Ruth Frawley who, along with Lion Club secretary Janice Abbott, took in the tickets at the entranceway. “It’s a bit challenging because some people went more than once.”

“There was one lady who went through twice,” she said. “Then she went home, got her husband and came back and went through for a third time.”

The five-dollar admission was one source of revenue for the Central Manitoulin Lions Club, but not the only one. “There were people who just gave a donation,” said Lion Frawley. “I think there was around $90 in donations made on top of the admissions.”

Lion Ruth and her compatriots were all duly masked, as were the participants. Good thing, too, as there was plenty of screaming taking place throughout the evening. Groups were kept to small social circle units as they found their way through the ghost, goblin and zombie hordes.