The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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October 21, 2011

Fright Night haunted house opens tonight

PALESTINE — The Palestine Police Officers’ Association and Palestine Firefighters’ Association have joined forces for the second annual Fright Night haunted house.

The indoor haunted house will be at the old garment factory at 3600 W. Oak St. across from Sterling Auto in the Westwood area.

“Last year was our first year and we weren’t expecting a lot of people. But through word of mouth, we had thousands of people come and go through,” PPOA Secretary Kari Perez said. “We are more prepared this year for at least equal if not more turnout.”

The haunted house will open for two weekends starting today and Saturday and then the second week, Oct. 28-31. The haunted house will open at 7 p.m. each night and close down when no one is left in line. Entrance fee is $5.

“The haunted house this year is bigger — over a quarter mile. We have a toxic waste room, an insane asylum. We have trained actors doing this and it’s going to be a lot of fun,” Perez said. “You are going to get a good amount of fright for your dollar. We tried to keep it reasonably priced, so it makes it affordable. And it changes, so every experience through the haunted house is not the same, we change it up every other run.”

No one under 13 is allowed through the haunted house without a guardian.

“It’s scary, but it’s not gory, crazy scary,” Perez said.

All proceeds from the Fright Night haunted house benefit the associations protecting and serving the City of Palestine. Fright Night is sponsored by Red Hat Rentals.

“This is a really big fundraiser for us,” Perez said. “Throughout the games, we give to charitable organizations or projects, helping those having hard times, or sending out dinners at Thanksgiving. This is what keeps our associations going.”

 

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