B&G Club haunted house set to scare again
For a good scare this Halloween season, the Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie (BGC) is inviting those who dare to take a trip through their seventh-annual haunted house.
“You really don’t want to miss out on this event. I think it’s going to be our best one yet,” said BGC Executive Director Denisa Sanness.
The club will be hosting the haunted house in the former RCMP building, which they’ve dubbed the Mayfield Manor. The story behind the recreated building is that it dates back to 1859 when it was used as a vacation estate by the Van der Meer family.
“One fall there was an unfortunate experience where the family’s youngest daughter went missing and they never found her even after all the walls in the house were removed,” said Sanness about the storyline behind the haunted house.
She added that since then, the Mayfield Manor was purchased by the Historical Society and was restored to its original state. The public is encouraged to take a trip through time, said Sanness.
“We’ve really amped-up the hype around the event this year and increased the scare factor in the house. What better way to support a local community group and get out and have a fun night,” she said, adding that 100 per cent of the proceeds go back to the BGC.
“We’ve included a lot of new props in the house and we also have the Nose Creek Players on board to play in the house to add to the theatrics and experience,” said Sanness.
But she said the event wouldn’t be a success without the “devoted people that have committed their time and effort.”
“Last year we clocked in 1,750 volunteer hours for the whole event but we’re expecting to double that this year. We’re also expecting the turnout to double,” she said, adding that she is expecting 400 people to come out.
Advance ticket-holders can attend the Sneak-a-Peek opening on Oct. 17 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Eight productions are open to the public running from Oct. 18 to Oct. 30.
The haunted house is only open to children older than eight and they must be accompanied by an adult if under the age of 12.
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