By: Laura-Jane Hatcher (WRGA News)
Zombieland, a haunted house sponsored and run by the Floyd County Sherriff’s office, will open its doors this Thursday. Promising a healthy dose of fear for all, its zombies, ghouls, vampires, and other frightening creatures will be played by none other than police officers.
Admission is 8 dollars for adults and 5 dollars for children under 12, but Major Bob Sapp with the Sherriff’s office said that every penny of that goes back to the community.
“All the proceeds from zombie land will go to support the sheriff’s youth homes in Georgia and our local youth programs like Sheriff’s Santa, and Camp Good Times, and other youth imitative programs like Champs—--where we provide an officer to talk to every school in Floyd county area about drugs, traffic, and talking to stranger,” he said. “ We hope to help finish purchasing a vehicle for that person, because the one they’re driving right now is really hurting. So, the money comes right back to our community.”
Sapp also said that the admission price is rather low for the quality of the haunted house the Sherriff’s office provides. The event this year will be held in the old Treasure Island Building behind Party City and in front of the mall. It will open every Thursday through Sunday in October, running from 8pm to whenever the crowd disappears.
Coupons are available at Mount Berry Square Mall.