Fear Factory Opens Friday The Thirteenth

first_imgFear Factory, located at the RomWeber Marketplace in Batesville, Indiana will provide 6 weekends of terror beginning Friday the 13th of September. The factory has been completely renovated and expanded to nearly 25,000 sq. ft.Visitors will encounter a whole new experience this year thanks in part to the generosity of over 20 Hill-Rom engineers, designers and volunteers who have completely made over every square foot of the factory.Once home to the Batesville Coffin Company, Fear Factory now helps build awareness of drug prevention through its exhibits. Proceeds benefit Cierra’s Club which is a non-profit entity managed by the Batesville Community Education Fund and is used to provide drug free entertainment for the youth. Grants from the Ripley County Local Coordinating Council, Ripley County Community Foundation and the City of Batesville have allowed organizers to triple the size of the factory and include various exhibits related to drug and alcohol prevention. One such exhibit is the haunted cemetery which features an eerie music and light show among the tombstones of those who have succumb to the effects of drugs. One unfortunate drunk driver who crashed into the crypt will forever be “employed” at Fear Factory.Cierra’s Club was founded after Cierra Adams died from a drug overdose on July 16, 2011; her 18th birthday. Their mission is to show the youth in the community how much fun can be had at drug free activities. Over 45 area youth and adults have volunteered to be characters in the haunted house which will run Sept 13th from 7 pm to 10 pm, Sunday, Sept 29 & Oct 13th at 1 pm to 3 pm for a lights on tour with other children activities for those who are afraid of what lurks in the dark, and Friday and Saturday Oct 4, 5, 18, 19, 25 & 26 from 7 pm to 10 pm. Special tours beginning at the stroke of Midnight on Friday Oct 4 & 18 will include the upper 2 floors of the factory.Admission is $5.00 per person and the Midnight tour is $10.00 per person. The entrance is on Depot Street. Oldenburg Academy’s OASIS group will provide concessions in the Fright Bite Café. Visit www.fearfactorybatesville.com for details or Facebook at fearfactory/Romweber.The attached video was done by Grant Greene a student at Batesville High School and a volunteer at Fear Factory. https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B535zlTtBW5GLURISUNuWDhMMXM/edit?pli=1Press Releaselast_img

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