Scare fans on the Northside can look forward to getting their Halloween shivers when The Johnny Miles Festival Society presents “Terror In The Black Hole”, their seventh haunted house extravaganza.
The chills happen at the Cape Breton County Exhibition Grounds, 5 pm to 9 pm, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 28 to 29. Admission is $3.
The tour, which is billed as “An evening of thrills and chills family fun for all ages”, features such warm and fuzzy characters as “Frankenstein”, “The Mad Doctor”, and “Ghoulia Childs” (it’s a ghoul thing).
Organizers are also selling tickets on a Halloween Basket, full of treats and gift cards, and may be bought by calling Merdina at 736-6013.
Along with its Halloween house tour, the Johnny Miles Festival Society sponsors many community events during the year. The group’s summer festival, which in its ten years has grown from a three day to five event, honours the achievements of Johnny Miles, a two time winner of the Boston Marathon in the 1920’s and Canadian Olympian.
With its mandate to promote healthy living among Cape Bretoners, the Society also sponsors, with the Northside The Lakes Community Health Board, free family skates, and free family swims through the year. The Society also organizes the popular Ice Jam each February which features a full day of music, great food, and an auction.
The Society has also commissioned the writing of a one-act play on the life of Johnny Miles aimed at educating Cape Breton youth about the achievements of the marathoner (whose running shoes are on view at the Field House at Cape Breton University).