Do You Dare? – Haunting in Beebe tonight
InStanstead, Halloween isn’t just for kids anymore. For several years now, the town’s Recreational Association has been organizing some very scary events like last year’s haunted arena which drew about 700 visitors, many of whom were adults coming on their own, in just a few hours.
Tonight, they’re at it again, this time with the haunting of an old general store, in the Beebe sector. “We found some new ghosts so we will be haunting the old Seguin Store on Halloween night,” said Marise Trepanier, the town’s recreation coordinator. “It’s going to be quite wicked, with a few surprises in store,” she added.
A crew of about twentytwo volunteers have been working on this spooky scenario. “We have a lot of new volunteers this year; some of our old volun- teers can take a break.” One of the new volunteers is Mike Butterfield who is also the owner of the building where the ghosts and ghouls will be setting up shop. “We asked if we could use his space and then he decided to join the organizers.”
Parents should be warned that there is an age limit for this event and with good reason: it’s going to be a real ‘fright night’. Children need to be eight years and older, and if they are under twelve years old, they must be with an adult. “Nightmares are guaranteed. If the children are too young, they will cry; that’s our job!” promised Marise.
So if you want to get the ‘bejesus’ scared out of you tonight, head down to the Old Seguin Store, at 6 Junction Street in the Beebe sector, between 6:00 and 9:00 pm. “People who come don’t have to dress up, but it’s more fun if they do!” concluded Ms. Trepanier.