Although a hospital is the best place to be when someone is sick, a clinic may seem like the worst place to be during a zombie apocalypse.
Be forewarned, this Halloween season Lester’s Haunted Hospital has been overrun by zombies, according to Scare4Charity organizers. Those who wish to experience it for themselves will enter at their own risk.
Scare4Charity will hold it’s annual Halloween event, the Haunted Lester Hospital Oct. 5. Proceeds go to local charities as well as provide an annual scholarship to a student in the West Limestone community.
Through the years, Scare4Charity has also helped raise and distribute funds to storm victims in Limestone County, provide donations to Moms on a Mission, Hospice of Limestone County, West Limestone Volunteer Fire Department, Goodsprings Volunteer Fire Department, several local families and more.
Scare 4 Charity has hosted the Haunted Lester Hospital for four years. Previously, for seven years, the group operated Goodsprings Haunted House on Persimmon Tree Road before it was closed due to safety concerns.
Organizer Brian Todd said there is a lot in store for those who visit Lester this year. Organizers recently opened up the entire hospital to make room for even more thrill and chill seekers and have been working since early summer to prepare for the “Zombies Attack.”
The haunted hospital will be open at sundown for 12 nights — Oct. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27 and 29-31.Tours are available from 7 p.m. until midnight and tickets are $10 per person. Concessions are available.
To get to the Haunted Hospital from downtown Athens, take Market Street and continue for about 15 miles after it becomes Alabama 99. Past the turn for West Limestone High School, turn right on Lester Road and continue for about 2 miles. The attraction on is on the right.
Organizers look forward to scaring the stuffing out of those who dare visit.
For more information about Lester Haunted Hospital, visit http://www.thehauntedlesterhospital.com