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Sheriff’s Office prepping for drive-thru Frightfest

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is getting into the Halloween spirit this month.

If you follow the Facebook page for the Sheriff’s Office, you may have noticed a new deputy was recently featured. His name is Deputy Skel E. Ton (nicknamed “Bones”) and you will be able to follow his adventures this month through the page.  

The Sheriff’s Office will present its Drive-Thru Frightfest from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, October 29 at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office (164 Government Complex Drive) in Columbus.

This will be the second year that a drive-thru event will take place, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year the office’s sally port, which is the secure, controlled entry way to the jail, was decorated like a haunted trail.

This year the event will expand as cars will travel around the entire building and there will be decorations to be viewed. Officers and volunteers will be dressed up in hopes of giving everyone a scare.

Pre-bagged candy will be given out to those who take part and you are asked to dress up, too, for this family-friendly event.

Popcorn, caramel apples, and hot chocolate will be available for purchase (please bring cash!) at the end of the trail.

For more information, check out the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page in the coming weeks.


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