Christmas spooktrail, food drive on tap in Quinton

By LEA RIZZO, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 11/28/17

QUINTON — A Quinton man is hosting the fifth annual SpookXmas Holiday Food Drive, with all canned food collecting going to the Walker County Community Action Agency (WCCAA).

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Christmas spooktrail, food drive on tap in Quinton

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QUINTON — A Quinton man is hosting the fifth annual SpookXmas Holiday Food Drive, with all canned food collecting going to the Walker County Community Action Agency (WCCAA).

Sean Jones organized the Christmas spooktrail and has been hosting spooktrails since the late 1980s.

“It’s good, clean fun. Everybody has a good time,” he said.

The spooktrail, which a poster for the event describes as a “haunted Christmas maze,” is more than a quarter of a mile long, winding its way through the woods and an old junkyard. Tours through the maze will take place on Friday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

The entrance fee is $15, or $10 with a canned food item per person.

Jones also held a spooktrail food drive around Halloween, with the food raised during that time also going to the WCCAA for Thanksgiving. He said the Halloween food drive was a big success, with four 50-gallon containers being filled with cans.

Thanks to Jones, “we have several different canned good items that we are able to distribute to those who come in that have no food,” said Deidre Tatum, the WCCAA executive director.

The WCCAA gives any unused cans to Maranatha Baptist Church to help with their soup kitchen.

The Christmas spooktrail is located at 17327 Highway 269 in Quinton.