When asked why they continue to be involved, Rippe answers tearfully, “Because of Karen Adams” and her family tragedy. “And having kids. Just the whole drug issue. I want to try and help my children and the children of the community .... I’ve always loved Halloween ... and haunted houses.”
She observes, “When Karen came to me three years ago and said, ‘What can we do’ to steer youth away from illegal substances?, “it seemed like the perfect answer. The whole community is embracing this.”
The aim of Fear Factory: “You can have fun without drinking … and having to do drugs.”
Flannery hopes “we get a very, very large crowd and everyone enjoys themselves so we can utilize those funds to do more fun things for kids in the community.”
Debbie Blank can be contacted at email@example.com or 812-934-4343, Ext. 113.
Schedule of tours • Attendees should use the Depot Street entrance on the east side of the street between East Pearl and South streets. • Regular 7-10 p.m. tours, $5: Friday, Sept. 13; Friday-Saturday, Oct. 4-5, Oct. 18-19 and Oct. 25-26. • Lights-on 1-3 p.m. tours, $5: Sundays, Sept. 29 and Oct. 13. • Midnight tours, $10: Fridays, Oct. 4 and Oct. 18.