Ready for a fright; 4-H’ers to host annual haunted house
Published 10:28 am Wednesday, October 28, 2015
It will be a delight this Friday night with a scary sight at the 4-H fright.
The Mower County 4-H ambassadors will host their seventh annual haunted house in the 4-H building at the Mower County Fairgrounds from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. The haunted house is open to the public ages 8 and older.
“It’s been good; the kids have had a lot of fun,” volunteer and Halloween Coordinator Dedee Bergstrom said. “We’ve scared quite a few kids.”
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The haunted house has been in several locations over the years, including the Hormel Historic Home, Jim’s MarketPlace and the 4-H building at the fairgrounds. Bergstrom said organizers have been able to use decorations and props from the HHH and herself, as she owns a lot of Halloween decorations.
“It’s my favorite season, so I have a lot of stuff,” she laughed.
“We have some new ambassadors this year and they have a lot of stuff so they brought stuff,” she added. “It should be cute this year, and hopefully scary.”
Berstrom said they’ve held the house two nights in previous years, but decided to only do one night this year since many kids will likely be trick-or-treating on Saturday.
“We’ve been switching it up and seeing which time works good,” she said.
The price of admission is $5, or $20 for a family of four or more, which includes a cookie and cider. Small activities such as a photo booth, coloring and games will be provided for younger youth. The event is a fundraiser for the 4-H ambassadors.
Bergstrom is excited for this year’s event and said kids and adults have enjoyed going through the haunted house in the past. She encouraged the public to come out and have a good fright.
“I think they have fun,” she said. “If the kids are too little then they get too scared, but we like the girls, they’re the fun ones to scare.”