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You can find your scare at Governor’s Square

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Shelbyville FD has its 3rd haunted house

By Lisa King

Where you can find monsters, witches, and an insane asylum, other than the workplace, that is?

Those who want a real fright night this Halloween still can visit the Haunted House at Governor’s Square, operated by the Shelbyville Fire Department.

The haunted house will be open Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight and will feature a maze, a zombie room, an insane asylum and other assorted frightful scenes, said John Hance, manager of the facility.

Hance, who has been with the Shelbyville FD for six years, said the haunted house is in its third year and is manned by a crew of 40, consisting of firefighters, their families and other volunteers.

“People tell us they really enjoy going through it, and I guess what they have said they like the most is its uniqueness,” he said.

All the proceeds from the venture go to charity, he said, as well as two scholarships, one for $1,000 and one for $500 for students going into firefighting or police occupations.

And this year a big portion will also go to benefit Savannah Sanders, a local woman is raising money for surgery to restore her eyesight.

Hance said that so far this year, business has been down from the previous two years.

“We did eight thousand dollars last year, but so far this year, we have only took in about three thousand,” he said on Wednesday. “But we are hoping for a good crowd this weekend.”