City hosts ‘haunted house’


By Nola Sizemore - [email protected]



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Looking for some scary entertainment? The city of Loyall is sponsoring a “Haunted House” event in the city hall building located at 306 Carter Street.

“Haunted houses have become a very popular form of entertainment,” said Mayor Clarence Longworth. “With tough economic times, this event will generate some extra revenue for the city.”

Using props owned by Jennifer Blackshire, of Evarts, Longworth said he is excited about the event and the cooperation he received from Blackshire, who volunteered her expertise while organizing the event.

“Jennifer has been doing this type of event for the past eight years,” Longworth said. “She has some fantastic scenes. It’s amazing what she has done with props. When she first approached me with the idea I thought this will give the kids and adults a form of entertainment during the month of October, along with helping the city.”

Describing the haunted house, Longworth said, “you just have to see it to believe it.”

“There are some scenes and things in there that look almost real,” said Longworth. “It’s not for the faint hearted. Fear is the only way you could get hurt. Everyone is escorted through. They take about six to seven people at a time. It’s a lot of fun. The adults seem to like it even more than the kids, and several have said they will be going through several times before the end of the month.”

The opening day for the event was this past weekend. Longworth said there were lots of people waiting to go through the attraction.

“We invite everyone to stop by and visit the haunted house,” Longworth. “It’s all in fun and by participating you will be helping the city.”

The attraction will be held Oct. 9, 10, 16, 17, 24, 30 and 31 from 7-11 p.m. The cost is $3 for children under the age of 12 and $5 for everyone else.

For more information, you may contact city clerk Lisa Lunsford at 606-573-4526.

Reach Nola Sizemore at 606-573-4510 or on Twitter @Nola_hde

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By Nola Sizemore

[email protected]

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