Key Club hosts haunted house for tykes |

Key Club hosts haunted house for tykes

Staff Reports

The Douglas High School Key Club is hosting a haunted house for children, ages 1-10 at Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane 5-7:30 p.m. Oct. 28-29.

Key Club members have been conducting the haunted house for three years, and it has typically attracted 150 children each of the nights it’s open.

“So many parents are naturally concerned that a haunted house will be scary,” said organizers. “The haunted house is really a small play that the visitors get to walk through, it takes 15 to 20 minutes. Different rooms in the castle belong to different characters – a witch, a mummy, pirates, and so forth. There is a lot of slapstick humor involved in the presentation and there’s always a scavenger hunt.”

This year Wacky Wanda gets locked out of the castle by Igor and Egor. Wanda asks the trick-or-treaters to help her out by going into the castle to retrieve the keys.

Of course the keys get split apart and one is hidden in each room. The trick or treaters will need to find each key and return them all to Wanda before her father finds out that she lost them. Once the trick or treater’s finish the task they will be escorted to the Mad Scientist’s lab for cool science demos and treats. 

A can of food for the food closet covers the cost of admission.