George Million of Alamo designed the zip line (left, rear) and helped his daughter, Renae, and her husband, Garry Miller, do much of the work for Miller’s Spooky Hollow Farm. The farm will feature a 500-foot zip line, corn maze and more from Oct. 4-27 and Oct. 31.
George Million of Alamo designed the zip line (left, rear) and helped his daughter, Renae, and her husband, Garry Miller, do much of the work for Miller’s Spooky Hollow Farm. The farm will feature a 500-foot zip line, corn maze and more from Oct. 4-27 and Oct. 31.
ALAMO-If you want a good time with your family, you really ought to consider Miller's Spooky Hollow Farm at the intersection of county roads 400S and 675W, east of Alamo in Ripley Township.

Opening for the first time this year, Garry and Renae Miller's new business will offer a corn maze, 500-foot zip line, wienie roast, haunted hay rides after dark, coloring contest, children's games and face painting.

The zip line has been inspected and certified by the Association for Challenge Course Technology, Renae said.

"We're really trying to keep it family oriented so a family can afford to come," Renae said as she drove her SUV down the path that will be used by hay wagons.

Visitors will park in the field at the intersection of 400S and 675W and buy their tickets at the new ticket booth.

Ticket costs vary according to what the customer wants to do, Renae said.

Costs are: Zip line, $10 ($5 for second ride); corn maze, $5; haunted hay ride, $6; hot dogs (you get to roast your own), $1; and chips and drinks, 50 cents each.

The farm will be open Fridays, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturdays, 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. On Halloween the farm will be open at night.

Renae suggested everyone bring their own flashlights if they plan to be at the farm after dark. If you forget, the Millers will have flashlights for sale.

Renae thanked everyone who has volunteered time, talent and equipment to make the farm possible. For example, Chad Owens Construction volunteered to build the ticket booth and Owens will be driving one of the tractors pulling hay wagons.

"There have been so many people who have helped and volunteered to help I won't try to name them all," Renae said.

Renae said the most helpful volunteer was her dad, George Million, 75, of Alamo.

"He has been here from the start," she said. "He and Garry designed the zip line and the corn maze."

You could say Renae's dad has been worth a "million" to the business.

Quite a list of volunteers in Ripley Township, a tight-knit community where people believe in helping their neighbors.