MCCS needs volunteers for Terror Town

23 Sep 2011 | Cpl. Damany S. Coleman

Halloween is just around the corner and this year, Marine Corps Community Services officials plan on making this year’s Terror Town even better.

Now in its second year, Terror Town is regarded to scare anyone who dares to step foot into its premises and MCCS officials recommend children under the age of 12 do not attend.

In addition to last year’s Terror Town, it will feature a chilling meat market, clown area, witch house and a dentist operating on a patient with the shrilling sounds coming from its drills.

Terror Town will be at building 88 again this year, directly behind the Hadnot Point 7-Day store, which used to be the lawn and garden center, according to Charlie Miller, manager of the Base Theater aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.

“We’ve changed it up this year,” said Miller. “We’re going to hold the Terror Town two weekends instead of seven straight days, which I think will be better. We also still need a lot of volunteers.”

Miller added that to bring back all of the fun and fright from last year’s event, volunteers are needed to bring it all together. Make-up artists, characters, actors, security and volunteers are needed to help build structures necessary for Terror Town.

“During the event, there will be different rooms,” said Miller. “There will be a meat market, a witch’s area and we will still have the vortex that we have had for several years now. There will also be a dentist and a machine shop. But we also are flexible enough (to accommodate) if someone comes to the meeting and can design or suggest a new area.”

Miller said the event went really well last year, and this year should be just as good. October 3 will be the last time before the Terror Town opens that people will be able to volunteer their time and bring ideas at the Base Theater.

“Building 88 offers a lot of different options to set it up,” said Wilson. “We’re looking for anyone, 18 and above, who are dependents, active duty, retirees or anyone who wants to come join us and bring their ideas.”

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics will be on hand as with any other event on base, but shocked nerves, and perhaps some nausea, will be the most traumatic cases they see.

Admission is $5 at the door and Terror Town’s hours of operation are Oct. 21, 22, 28 and 29 from 7 to 9:30 p.m., and Oct. 23 and 30 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

For more information, call 451-2785 or visit the website