Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Luke Chaffin, Special Projects Coordinator
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Limited tickets still available for annual haunted Rome tours, SPI contest announced
ROME, GA. — Tickets are still available for pre-purchase for both Where Romans Rest: Myrtle Hill Cemetery Tours and Haunted Off Broad this weekend. A limited number of tickets for select timeslots will be available at the gate, as some tours have already sold out.
Hosted by the Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau, the annual Where Romans Rest: Myrtle Hill Cemetery Tours and Haunted Off Broad series return Saturday, Oct. 19.
Where Romans Rest: Myrtle Hill Cemetery Tours depart at 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. from Veterans Plaza at the front of the cemetery.
Haunted Off Broad tours begin at 7 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:20 p.m. and 8:40 p.m., and start at the parking lot of the Rome Civic Center at 400 Civic Center Drive.
Pre-purchased tickets will be entered into a special drawing for a chance for one winner to go on a ghost hunt with Southern Paranormal Investigators. The contest winner will be notified and must be able to depart for the investigation Saturday evening.
Admission to each tour is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Both tours are a moderate to strenuous walk with steep steps and slopes involved. Stories are not intended for young children.
Unsold tickets will be taken to the events and sold on-site, but it is preferred and suggested that tickets are bought as soon as possible, as tours do tend to sell out. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Rome-Floyd Visitor Center located at 402 Civic Center Drive. Call 706.295.5576 for more information.
The Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau (GRCVB) is the official destination and sports marketing organization of Rome and Floyd County, Georgia. The GRCVB’s mission is to strengthen the economic fabric of the community through tourism development by attracting leisure travelers, conventions, meetings, sports and events.