Its that time of year again where spooky things are happening at the McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation.

Field’s House, where the haunted house will be held, is continuing for the second year in a row as a fundraiser for the museum.

The haunted house is open from 8 to 11 p.m. Oct. 20, 21 and the 27 and again from 8 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 31.

Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door and $10 for museum members.

The house is located directly to the west of the museum, 1107 E. Kansas, and has scary good additions this year.

“We redesigned direction in which attendees travel through the house and changed some of our room themes. We do not disclose what these are – people have to come to the haunted house to find out what they are,” said Anna Ruxlow, director of the museum. “We also have some new and exciting props provided to us from one of our members.”

Not only is the haunted house a fundraiser for the museum, but a way to engage the public.

“It provides fun entertainment for the public and is an avenue for middle school and high school students to gain some of their volunteer hours,” Ruxlow said.

Volunteers are welcome, but are preferred to be over the age of 14, Ruxlow said they have had younger volunteers in the past, but have been assisted by an older sibling or their parents.

A new activity has been added along with the haunted house this year — a pumpkin carving contest.

The first place winner will receive $100, second place $50 and third place $25. Pumpkins must be carved and no painted pumpkins will be allowed.

“We wanted to make the prize worthwhile for the artist’s efforts,” Ruxlow said.

Participants can drop off their pumpkins at the haunted house from Oct. 16 to Oct. 19 to be eligible for prizes. The pumpkins will decorate the haunted house to Halloween perfection. Winners will be announced at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 19.

For more information, visit the McPherson Museum’s website at http://mcphersonmuseum.com/ or call them at 620-241-8464. 

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