(KETK) - Tyler Tx — With Halloween just around the corner, many people are spending their October nights at a haunted house. And we have one that will not only get you scared, but get you giving back.
The firemen at Noonday Fire Department found a way to raise money, while giving the East Texas community a good time.
"It's awesome," said Assistant Chief Johnathan McClish. "It makes you sit back and look at all the work and it's all been worth it."
For the last 20 years, these men and women, along with local volunteer actors, spend their weekend October nights dressing up and scaring groups of people who walk through their scary maze.
Besides the good laughs and bonding it brings them, it also brings a lot of money and help to the department. Each year they raise between 15 and 20 thousand dollars. Which goes directly to the fire department.
And the cost for you?
"we ask for a 15 dollar donation," McClish said.
The Noonday firefighters say they love working with the public in a different, less stressful way.
"It's fun to have fun at the fire department," said firefighter Michael Tregaskis. "Not having the stress of having to worry about, 'Is somebody in that burning building?' but instead they come to get scared and have fun."