Harriman getting ready for 'Haunting'

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Temperance Building part of this year's tour

Get set for fun, thrills and chills in a historically accurate, spirit-filled adventure through the streets of Harriman.
The annual Hauntings of Historic Harriman will begin at 8 p.m. Oct. 8-9 from the Temperance Building in downtown Harriman.
“The area is home to beautiful Victorian homes and buildings built over a century ago,” said Becky McClurkan, one of the event organizers.
“Given the long history of this area, it should come as no surprise that ghosts and spirits are known all too well to the people living there.”
Hauntings of Historic Harriman is a guided walking tour that provides a glimpse into the lives of some of the town’s most interesting people of yesterday and the spirits who are rumored to still reside there.
“Spirits of playful children who inhabit their birthplace and grandmothers who still watch over their homes, traveling ghosts, unexplained happenings, murder, suicide, eccentric businessmen and mysterious deaths all await you on this tour,” McClurkan said.
“You may even be fortunate enough to encounter the many spirits that are known to walk through the neighborhoods after dark.”
This year’s tour will bring all new “tales” and stories of “spirit” encounters told by those who experienced firsthand hauntings of the historic district at last year’s tour.
Hauntings of Historic Harriman tour covers several city blocks, which includes some hills. It is scheduled, rain or full moon.
Comfortable clothing and walking shoes are recommended.
Due to subject matter, no one younger than 10 will be permitted to participate.
The tour will depart near the Temperance Building and will end with a tour of the historic structore on Roane Street.
This year patrons can bring a lawn chair and purchase refreshments while waiting for their tour to leave.
Tickets are $10 and are limited and available only by advanced sales or prepaid reservations
The deadline for ticket purchase is Oct. 5.
Tickets may be purchased at various locations in Harriman, including Red Door Antiquities, Adkisson’s Flowers and Gifts and Rocky Top General Store in South Harriman.
They may also be purchased online from the Cornstalk Heights website at www.cornstalkheights.com; click on “Purchase Tickets” and pay with PayPal or credit card.
Tickets may be reserved by calling Joe Jones at 566-6692.
All tickets purchased through the website or reserved with Jones or McClurkan will be picked up on date of the tour.
Call McClurkan at 882-9302 or Jones for details.