Do You Dare? – Haunt­ing in Beebe tonight

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

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.

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