Haunting legends from Dunwoody’s past will come to life this weekend during the Haunted Farm Tour that Boy Scout Troop 477 plans at the Donaldson-Bannister Farm.

The tour — scheduled from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 — will introduce train conductor Ike Roberts, Mr. Donaldson and Mrs. Bannister and feature ghost stories and tales of grave robbers, according to the troop.  A costume parade is scheduled for 5 p.m.

In addition to the haunted garden tour, the event is scheduled to offer games, crafts, music, a food court, pumpkin decorating and a chance to eat s’mores. The farm is located at the corner of Chamblee-Dunwoody and Vermack Roads.

“Last year we had more than 1,500 people come and enjoy the festivities,” said Barry Deutsch, assistant scoutmaster for Troop 477.  “And this year, we are expecting another big crowd, so will have even more food, more games and more fun.”
Parking is available at Independence Square (corner of Chamblee Dunwoody at Peeler) with regular shuttle bus service. Additional parking is located at the Vermack Swim Tennis center.

Middle and High School students are needed to help with games, tours, crafts. Anyone interested should contact HauntedTour@Troop477.com

Joe Earle

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