Lenoir City haunted attraction raises money for rescue squad

Lenoir City haunted attraction raises money for local rescue squad

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Reporter Josh Ault gets in on the fun at Dead Man's Farm. Reporter Josh Ault gets in on the fun at Dead Man's Farm.
This year they also have fire breathers and an acrobat. This year they also have fire breathers and an acrobat.
This year Dead Man's Farm is bigger and better than ever. This year Dead Man's Farm is bigger and better than ever.

By JOSH AULT
6 News Reporter

LENOIR CITY (WATE) - Dead Man's Farm in Lenoir City has been scaring people for four years.

They opened their doors Friday to record numbers. The attraction is not for the faint of heart.

"We don't recommend children under ten," said owner Jeff Linginfelter. "We are a little intense."

This year Dead Man's Farm is bigger and better than ever.

"We completely wiped it out, started fresh," said Linginfelter. "We have all new attractions. The layout is completely different. We've increased the size. We increased the scares. We added characters and a lot more actors."

This year they also have fire breathers and an acrobat.

Linginfelter said the goal isn't just to scare visitors. The group also gives a percentage of profits to the Loudon County Fire and Rescue Squad every year.

"They are a big part of the community," said Linginfelter. "They don't receive as much money they need for their equipment. We feel they are providing a life saving service, and if we have an opportunity to give back to those guys, and they are in the same community, we feel that's important."

Several of the volunteers who help with Dead Man's Farm are also on the rescue squad.
    
"Honestly my first year, I just had no clue they were going to benefit the rescue squad," said Dead Man's Farm and rescue squad volunteer Phillip Pittman. "I was just coming out to have a good time and scare some people."   

They have already donated $15,000 to the squad in the past and by the looks of the crowds on Saturday, they should be able to help scare up a lot more help.

Last year the donation they made to the Loudon County Fire and Rescue Squad paid for half the fuel bill for the squad for the whole year.

Dead Man's Farm is open every weekend until Halloween.

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