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Brinker VFD’s ‘Fire Fright’ haunted house raises money for upkeep, operations

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Thrill seekers will want to make note of Fire Fright, a haunted house hosted the last two weekends in October to benefit Brinker Volunteer Fire Department and Hopkins County Christian Alliance.

Brinker VFD members have been working with Hopkins County Veterinary Clinic to put together the most spine-chilling, scary house possible in the third edition of the haunted house.

Firefighters promise thrill seekers various spooky scenes guaranteed to get the blood pressure and chill bumps rising. Be forewarned, however — it’s not for the faint of heart. Firemen say their goal is to make it even more hair-raising every year.

The spook house will be open from 7:30 p.m. to midnight Oct. 21, 22, 28, 29 and 30 for people willing to brave Fire Fright, located on State Highway 11 east at FM 69 south, just east of Joe Bob’s in Como, at the Como Veterinary Clinic building. The cost to enter is $3 for children 12 and under and $5 for all other ages. Thrill-seekers who bring a donation of at least five canned goods per person will receive a $2 discount off the $5 ticket fee.

“The canned food will go to the Hopkins County Christian Alliance food drive that takes place each year in November,” according to Brinker VFD Assistant Chief Jeff Boyte, who is coordinating the haunted house fund raisers.

Other discounts are also available for groups of 20 or more. Contact Boyte at 903-348-7413 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information about group rates.

In addition, Brinker VFD will be holding a raffle for three prizes on Oct. 30 at the haunted house. The first place prize is a $400 Mossberg Maverick Deer rifle with scope, second is a $200 Carhart bib/jacket combo and third place is a $100 first aid kit. Tickets are for $5 a chance and are available at Como City Hall, from Brinker VFD and at Fire Fright.

All proceeds go to Brinker VFD to help with upkeep and maintenance of equipment and other department expenses.

Traditionally, fire academy students lodging at Brinker fire station during their training get in on the fun, helping other Brinker VFD members set up terrifying scenes, operating equipment, donning costumes and taking tickets.


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