The Times-Gazette is partnering with Buckeye Country 105.5 and the Hillsboro Uptown Business Association to add a haunted house to this year’s popular Boo-Fest event.
During this year’s uptown Boo-Fest extravaganza, the thousands of costumed characters who typically invade the courthouse square can enjoy a kid-friendly haunted house that will be staged in the offices of The Times-Gazette.
“Boo-Fest has become one of the most popular local events of the year, and we’re excited to be part of it,” said Gary Abernathy, publisher and editor of The Times-Gazette.
Abernathy noted that a couple of years ago when inclement weather hit the area, The Times-Gazette opened its doors to Boo-Fest, where vendors set up shop and thousands of trick-or-treaters roamed through the newspaper.
“Our whole staff enjoyed being part of Boo-Fest that year, and we’re excited about making it official this year,” said Abernathy.
Herb Day and John Barney of Buckeye Country said they are also looking forward to the added attraction of a haunted house.
“The addition of a haunted house to the Boo-Fest activities will add another element of fun and surprise to this big event,” said Day.
HUBA President Joe Mahan said Boo-Fest grows each year, and The Times-Gazette’s haunted house “offers another attraction that contributes to one of the most enjoyable evenings of the year in Hillsboro.”
Boo-Fest will run 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29. During the event, uptown businesses offer a variety of treats to attendees, costumes are judged, prizes awarded, and youngsters have the opportunity to participate in trick-or-treating in a safe and secure environment.
Businesses interested in securing table space and sponsorships for Boo-Fest can contact Buckeye Country at 937-402-7308. To partner with The Times-Gazette on the haunted house, contact 937-393-3456.