Haunted house to benefit Blount County teen killed in shooting

Haunted house to benefit Blount County teen killed in shooting

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Skyler Boring (source: family photo) Skyler Boring (source: family photo)
"Rooster's Haunted House" will be held Saturday at 2675 Ellejoy Road in Walland. "Rooster's Haunted House" will be held Saturday at 2675 Ellejoy Road in Walland.

WALLAND (WATE) - A Blount County community is hosting a fundraiser Saturday in memory of a teen who died in a shooting.

Skyler Boring, 17 at the time, was killed last May after he was shot in the chest while he and friends were playing with guns.

To help Boring's family with recent hardships following his death, a Halloween fundraiser will be held Saturday in Walland called "Rooster's Haunted House." Rooster was Skyler's nickname.

Skyler's family wanted this tribute because he loved building things with his grandfather.

"Since his passing, we decided to have another one in memory of him. He loved haunted houses.   He's been building houses with me since he was five years old. And we're just doing this to remember him and help his mom out a little bit," said Jerry Mincey, Boring's grandfather.

Skyler would have been 18 years old by now, so the group decided to have 18 different rooms in the haunted house.

It will be held at 2675 Ellejoy Road in Walland from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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