For a truely original haunted house experience, consider the Haunted Sawmill. Located in the former Northern Specialty Building at 700 Hendricks Street in Merrill, the 3rd Annual Haunted Sawmill is a fundraiser by Merrill Boy Scout Troop 599. According to Haunted Sawmill organizers, over 6000 people visited the sawmill in 2012 and the Haunted Sawmill was recognized as one of the best haunted attractions in the State of Wisconsin.
The Haunted Sawmill group has been working hard all year putting improvements into the building and attraction. This year you can expect a different and more frightful experience. While the attraction is designed for older youth and adults, they do offer special family friendly times for the younger set.
2013 Haunted Sawmill Show Times
October 18 – 19
October 25 – 26
Oct 31 – Nov 2
Friday & Saturday 6-11pm
$8 at the door
(Bring a non-perishable food item and save $1)
October 20 & 27
Noon – 5pm
$5 per child
(One adult free with each child admission purchase)
700 Hendricks Street in Merrill (map)
While the boy scouts of Troop 599 have a tremendous amount of fun putting on the Haunted Sawmill they also look to have it be an opportunity for them to give back to the community. Each year the scouts hold a food drive offering guests a reduced admission price if they bring non-perishable food items to the Haunted Sawmill. Every year, Troop 599 has been able to donate over 2000 food items to the food pantry in Merrill.
The Haunted Sawmill helps the scouts of Troop 599 pay for the costs associated with summer camp and High Adventure trips such as outing to the Boundary Waters. The Haunted Sawmill helps the parents of boys who are part of Troop 599 lessen the cost of scouting and affords all of the members of Troop 599 the opportunity to take part in activities, events and experiences that they might not have otherwise been able to afford.
Need to know more about the Haunted Sawmill? Read an article that I posted about last year’s frightfull event.