Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Spooky Stories? or True Events? Find Out.

Have you ever wondered if the rumors are true? Is there a haunted sorority house on Milledge? What's the story behind Joe Brown Hall? Find out the truth tomorrow.

Recently named one of the nation's 12 Most Distinctive Destinations for 2009 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Athens is home to endless historic spots, each with its own story.

The National Alliance of Preservation Commissions, a nonprofit dedicated to historic preservation, NAPC provides education, advocacy and training to local commissions throughout theU.S. As a kick-off to National Preservation Month, NAPC is hosting a“Pre-Game for Preservation” week featuring trivia nights, a scavenger hunt, and culminating with a ghost tour.

The free Haunted Ghost Tour will be held on April 1 at 8 p.m. The group will meet at the arch across from downtown. Tours will leave every 5 minutes, and the tour should last about 25 minutes. While guests are waiting for their group to leave, there will be tailgate games- like cornhole, root beer pong and ladder golf- and snacks. Tour guides will frighten the attendees with haunted tales as they walk from the UGA arch to several haunted Athens locations. Be sure to
look out for NACP's very own Ghostbusters , too!

NAPC also invites everyone to participate in an online, week long
scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt can be found at http://tinyurl.com/NAPCHunt and answers can be submitted between March 27 and April 2. On April 2 three winners will be selected at random to receive prizes from businesses located in historic Athens buildings.

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