Lock your doors and shut your windows as we have received reports that ghosts, goblins and witches have been seen again in Springdale. It’s true. The ghosts, goblins, witches and ghouls have all returned to the Haunted House located downtown at the Grange.
The Haunted House has existed for more than 30 years and it was originally started by Mr. Malcolm Hargrave. Today, the Haunted House is sponsored by the Camas Valley Grange #842, and 50 percent of the proceeds go to the Grange and the other 50 percent goes to props and maintenance of the Haunted House. The Grange uses the proceeds to host a free Veterans Dinner every November and a free Christmas Dinner every December for the community.
In addition to the Haunted House, there will be a Carnival which will include a Ducky Pond, a Ghost Toss, a Bat fishing game, a Ring Toss and Face Painting. There will be a Creepy Café where people can purchase inexpensive snacks and refreshments. There will also be a Kiddy Theater where children can watch movies such as Casper the Friendly Ghost and Scooby Doo.
The Haunted House will be open on October 19, 20, 26 and 27, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $3.00 in advance or $4.00 at the door and a ticket holder must be at least six years old.
Laree White, Rich Miller, and Theresa Smith are three of the many local residents who work year round on the Haunted House. According to Laree White, “Every year we change the Haunted House but this year we changed the maze completely too”. White and Theresa Smith stated they always need new assistants to dress up in costume or help work on the Haunted House. If anyone is interested in helping as a character or as an assistant, they should go to www.thehauntedhouse.org.
The Haunted House in Springdale is one of the best Halloween events in the area and it’s all for a good cause. If you aren’t too scared to leave your home and drive to Springdale, you will experience a great family event at a very reasonable cost.
Submitted by Mike Brunson
In This Photo: The Dead Man, the Witch, and the Zombie return to Springdale’s Haunted House.