The public is invited to “saunter in” to a 2,600-square foot Old West Ghost Town created in the “New Orleans” building of El Dorado Hills Town Center.
A team of more than 25 volunteers have spent three months designing, building and decorating the amazing venue, which includes extravagant moving props such as a crumbling mine shaft and freshly used gallows. Other uniquely haunting design features include a haunted saloon, working undertaker and good old fashioned slaughter house.
Last year’s Hands4Hope “Haunted Hotel” was called one of the spookiest and most professional haunted houses in the greater Sacramento area, with more than 2,500 visitors from as far away as the Bay Area surviving the experience.
The popular event, a major fundraiser for the group’s numerous community outreach programs, will be fun for all ages. Young children will be guided through the Ghost Town by a fairy who will use her magic wand to make all the spooks go away. There also will be a special exit for guests who want to “get outta town” before the gorier or more frightening parts.
Fun, family-style carnival games and concessions will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights during the Haunted House. Haunting hours will run Thursday through Sunday nights for three weeks, starting Thursday, Oct. 13.
All proceeds benefit Hands4Hope-Youth Making a Difference, a non-profit, non-denominational, youth driven outreach organization based in El Dorado Hills. The organization’s mission is to grow the next generation of socially responsible citizens by engaging youth in community outreach. Hands4Hope is comprised of youth volunteers ranging in age from kindergarten through 12th grade.
For more information on the Haunted House or the Dinner Party & Costume Ball fundraiser on Oct. 15,visit hands4hopeyouth.org or call Executive Director Jennifer Bassett at (916) 919-5695.