Fall is all about fun, with pumpkin patches, hay rides, and Halloween-inspired events.
One unique community event that takes place is the Insanitarium haunted experience, located in Pinson at the Palmerdale Homesteads Community Center. This haunted house experience is unlike any other in the area, as this is entirely created by the Pinson Valley art students and is held to help raise money for the art department.
With the help of art teachers Justin McElroy and Chris Screws, along with school staff, the Insanitarium experience is now in its second year of operation.
“This came out of a need for funds,” Screws said.
Last year, the art department raised approximately ,000 from the haunted experience and this year, the experience is larger and better.
Organizers said the Insanitarium experience follows a story of a community wide zombie outbreak, as the facility was used by military to conduct government experiments and zombie research when the zombies escaped the facility, causing an outbreak at the Insanitarium.
“We wanted to do something unique,” Screws said
. “Ours is 100 percent a themed story from beginning to end. This is a single story you are experiencing.”
The Insanitarium operates on weekends, 7 p.m. until midnight and on Sundays from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. through Halloween night. The haunted experience takes place at the Palmerdale Homesteads Community Center, located at 5320 Miles Spring Road in Pinson.
Admission to the Insanitarium is per person. The facility is handicap accessible.
For more information visit the Insanitarium website .