What we found out: According to Lt. Judy Stiles with the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office, there will not be a haunted jail this year. The haunted jail has been spooking those brave enough to enter its doors for nearly 10 years to benefit the LCSO Christmas for Kids program.
According to Stiles, it takes about 60 volunteers to make the haunted jail happen. Everyone that works at the haunted jail is a volunteer, including personnel of the LCSO.
“We had a hard time last year getting volunteers,” said Stiles. “It lasts 5 to 6 days and it’s hard to get someone to volunteer for that length of time.”
Stiles also said that fire safety regulations have gotten more stringent for indoor facilities and that makes pulling off the haunted jail even harder.
Stiles said that the LCSO would be doing the Christmas for Kids program this year. The annual motorcycle toy ride and wrestling event to benefit Christmas for Kids will be held over the next two months.
Applications for the Christmas for Kids program will be open from Nov. 7-21 and applications are available at the LCSO on West Main Street in Laurens.