Scaring up funds for fire department

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BORDEN-CARLETON?- The Lowthers' haunted farm is open for its fourth season with a large portion of the proceeds going to the Borden-Carleton fire department.
The haunted farm is open every weekend in October until Halloween.
The idea started when the Lowthers' barn caught fire in 1990 and the local fire department was able to salvage the main shell of the building.

BORDEN-CARLETON?- The Lowthers' haunted farm is open for its fourth season with a large portion of the proceeds going to the Borden-Carleton fire department.
The haunted farm is open every weekend in October until Halloween.
The idea started when the Lowthers' barn caught fire in 1990 and the local fire department was able to salvage the main shell of the building.
Owner Judy Lowther was trying to decide what to do with the barn when this idea of a fundraising endeavour came to her.
"It's a great way to give back to the fire department," she said. "They were there for us when we needed them so now we're here when they need us."
So Lowther started out decorating the one barn with whatever she could find. "I started making dummies for Halloween decorations years ago, and they eventually started to build up."
The scary adventure has grown to include two other buildings and a walk through the woods. The haunted farm attracted about 800 people last fall.
They have a designated "no scare Sunday" for younger kids and people who spook easily but Lowther recommends coming on a regular night.
"The scariest part is the woods. The strobe lights are disorienting so you don't see the big guys jumping out at you from behind trees."
The cost of the farm tour is $7 a person and is open from 7:30 to 10 p.m. every weekend until Halloween, when it stays open until midnight.

Geographic location: BORDEN-CARLETON

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