Oak Ridge “Terror Trail” opens for two nights this week


The Oak Ridge Youth Association Teen Leadership Team is organizing a terror trail at Oak Ridge Town Park on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26 from 7-10 p.m. The event, recommended for sixth graders and above, encourages students to come with friends to have a spooky time.

The idea was inspired by a member of the Parks and Recreation department of Oak Ridge who wanted to do a terror trail for years. With the help of many volunteers, their plan was put in action.

“So far, it’s looking like it’ll work pretty well,” said junior Kyle Eiben, president of the Teen Leadership Team.

Eiben, along with juniors CJ Annunziato, Noah Hulse and Jason Huang, head the Teen Leadership Team comprised of 40 members. Partnering with ORYA, they were able to supply volunteers and decorations to help the success of the terror trail.

Volunteers will act in many different roles including tour guides and actors. Different scenes will be placed along the trail and will be brought to life by the actors.

The Teen Leadership Team is asking for two cans of food for a local shelter or a $2 admission fee.

“We have put quite a bit of planning into it,” Eiben said. “We have some good creative ideas and plenty of volunteers to help make it run smoothly.”