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Pettibone Park offers a unique haunted ‘drive-thru’ experience

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - With the pandemic curtailing many traditional activities, people can head to Pettibone Park for a fright this Halloween season.

The City of La Crosse Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department along with the Onalaska Jaycees will host a Haunted Mile Drive-Thru at the park on Saturday, October 24.

The event offers a safe alternative to the traditional haunted house that the Onalaska Jaycees host yearly. This year's mile-long drive will feature spooky sets and scenes created and brought to life by the Onalaska Jaycees.

Additionally, the event has specific hours designated for light scares for younger kids with heavy scares later in the evening. The light scares portion of the trail runs from 5 pm to 7 pm. From 7 pm to 9 pm are the heavy scare hours on the trail.

At the conclusion of the trail, pre-bagged candy will be available for all in attendance.

Also, while the event is free, the Jaycees and city are encouraging donations of nonperishable food items.

The rain date, if needed, is October 31.

Chip O'Brien

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