Preparations for this year’s Haunted Forest Halloween Walk in Eagle Lake are now down to the wire. The Eagle Lake Fire Department organizes the festivities now in its third year and promises to be even more FRIGHTFULLY FUN than years past. Robert St. Germain Eagle Lake is a firefighter and organizer for the Haunted Forest attraction. He says “we’re gonna have all of your older themes like your older monsters and new stuff also…there’s gonna be fog and there’s gonna be fog machines and strobe lights.” But the fog and lights play understudy to the more than fifty volunteers who’ll be acting in the roles of monsters, maniacs and menaces terrorizing all who dare to brave these haunted woods Friday and Saturday nights. St. Germain says it’s a theatric production that’s meant to put the fear in folks as a fundraiser for an even scarier thought…not being able to afford a new jaws of life unit for the department. St. Germain says this event can really help to save lives. “The way its gonna saves lives is if we can on improving on our equipment the better chance is that people are gonna be able to survive,” says St. Germain. The department needs to raise nearly fifty thousand dollars to purchase a new jaws of life unit. St. Germain says they expect a really good turnout this weekend. He cautions the actors are extremely scary and authentic, so advises parents to use their own judgement in bringing kids under the age of twelve. Overall, he wants the public to be mindful of a few things to keep the event clean, safe and fun. “We ask that the props don’t get touched or the actors get touched and anyone under the influence of liquor will be removed if anyone plans on coming to the forest trying to start stuff or whatever, police officers are going to take them.” says St. Germain. He adds people should dress for the outside weather including wearing warm clothing, gloves and comfortable walking shoes.