Frisco kicks off Halloween weekend
Ryan Summerlin October 27, 2012
FRISCO – An abandoned carnival, complete with clowns guaranteed to creep you out, opens its doors tonight in Frisco for Halloween weekend.
The haunted house, with numerous donated clown costumes, puts a frightening spin on a carnival with something sure to scare around every corner.
Located at the Frisco community building, 110 Third Ave., and recommended for kids 7 and up, the fright fest is for a good cause, with proceeds benefiting Mountain Mentors and the Activities Run By Youth program. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students with identification and $20 for families.
The haunted house, now in its sixth year, was organized designed and executed by the teens of the Mountain Mentors Activities and ARBY programs.
“The abandoned carnival has left an eerie feeling through Frisco to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve,” said Suzanne Lifgren, marketing director for Frisco. “Prepare to scream in the latest haunted house incarnation from Frisco and Mountain Mentors as you travel through what used to be fun but now seems scary.”
The mad house is the masterpiece of 30 kids, who spent the last month vetting floor plans, constructing the maze of scary scenes and finally decorating, donning make up and costumes and taking their places as the actors that bring the haunted house to life.
“The carnies have gone a little mad with no one to entertain and would like you to come back for a terrorizing good time,” Lifgren said.
Inside, those who are brave enough to enter, will take a 10-minute tour through terrifying and gruesome scenes animated with theater smoke, strobe lights and surprises.
Part of the event proceeds benefit Mountain Mentors and the Activities Run By Youth programs.
“Every year this event gets more scary,” Lifgren said. “The kids that put on the whole show really compete to be able to participate in this annual event so, they take the acting really seriously.”
Frisco will also host a trick-or-treat Wednesday for a safe and fun Halloween experience for kids.
Businesses on Main Street and in the Frisco Historic Park and Museum displaying jack-o-lanterns will be giving out sweets from 6- 8 p.m. Kids who want to warm up or rest for a while during their candy-gathering, can stop into the log chapel in the historic park where there will be a showing of Tim Burton’s “Corpse Bride.”
Main Street will be closed to traffic between Seventh Avenue and Madison Avenue from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Trick-or-treaters can help themselves to a bounty of sweets up and down Main Street and in the Frisco Historic Park this Halloween.