Cox Hill ready for frightful fundraiser

Published 9:58 pm Thursday, October 15, 2015

Bonfires, Hoodies and Smore’s are all a reminder of a change in season. Everyone loves the smell of fall in the air.

For us at Cox Hill Haunted Trail, it means getting the trail ready for another blow-out event where Freddy, Jason, Michael Myers, and all the other gory characters are ready to start roaming the woods to give you the scare of your life. We are so ready for this annual haunt. We have been working day in and day out to make sure it’s the event you will never forget. We have been able to add so many new things that it’s just unbelievable. It’s definitely going to be something to see.

This is our 16th year of doing the haunted trail ride and we are having a blast, and we are already planning for next year.

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This year we will be doing the festival and haunted trail for three weekends. Yes, you heard me, three weekends starting Friday and Saturday and then every Friday and Saturday for the rest of October. All weekends will start at 7 p.m. and there will be concessions, entertainment by DJ Nate, bonfires (if the burn ban is lifted) and plenty of things to do while you wait for the trail ride.

The children’s booths will only be open for the weekend of Halloween, Oct. 30 and Oct. 31. There will also be a costume contest for all ages as well as a silent auction. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Admission does not cover the concession stand.

As many of you know, we do this event as a benefit to help a family or families in need. This year I’m very honored to announce that we will be helping Marty Probst of Vidalia who was diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer along with Mesothelioma in July of this year. He is currently doing chemotherapy and is doing better everyday. He has an amazing spirit about all this and has remained so positive along with the support of his family and his employer Cook Lawn & Tractor.

We at Cox Hill are just ecstatic that we can help during this time. When your able to help someone in need, the feeling of it never gets old. It’s a feeling that can only be experienced, not explained.

It’s also a very personal matter for one of our crew. Marty is the father of our very own trail dweller Kimberly Warren. You may have recognized her in previous haunts as the “The Ring.” Marty and his wife Debra are life-long residents of Vidalia and also are members of Vidalia First Baptist Church. Marty has one of the most giving hearts and loves everyone effortlessly. There’s not anyone he see’s that don’t get a peppermint, haha. So please make sure to come out and join us for this three weekend event starting Oct. 16th and help us help this family. Cancer is an ugly disease and no one should have to fight it alone. Cox Hill is located on Springfield Road in Natchez just off of Liberty Road. For more info, to volunteer, or to make a donation, please contact Jody Stevens@601-431-3162 or Cathy Warren@601-431-3377. You can also look us up on FB@Cox Hill Haunted Trail. Cox Hill Fall Festival is a family oriented event and security is provided. Absolutely no alcoholic beverages are allowed!


Crystal Warren is a trail volunteer and sister-n-law of Kimberly Warren.