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Haunted houses to benefit local charities
Yumans who are wanting to add a little fright to their nights this Halloween might want to consider taking in a haunted house or two, both of which benefit good causes.
Rural/Metro Fire Department, as it does every Halloween, is once again providing area residents a scary good time.
According to Charly McMurdie, a spokeswoman for Rural/Metro, firefighters and other company employees have spent the past several days building walls, transforming the fire station at 3620 W. 8th St. into a place not for the faint of heart.
McMurdie said this year's haunted house will have a different theme than in years past, and there will be more to fear than your usual cast of scary creatures. While she wouldn't say what awaited those who were brave enough to enter the confines of the firehouse, she did say they wouldn't be disappointed.
The haunted house will be open from 6 to 10 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday night. The cost of entry is either a can of food or $1 to benefit Crossroads Mission.
For those who really want to know what goes bump in the night, there is the Yuma Nightmares Haunted House, which benefits Habitat for Humanity.
As their web site states, “The only thing scarier than a haunted house is not having a house at all.”
The Habitat haunted house will be open from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday as well as next week on Oct. 29, 30 and 31. It is located at 15485 S. Avenue 4E. Admission is $7 per person and it's not recommended for children under 10.
Closed toed shoes are also recommended because those who go will be walking in the sand. VIP tickets that will allow you to go to the front of the line can be purchased at www.yumanightmares.com.
James Gilbert can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 539-6854. Find him on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/YSJamesGilbert or on Twitter at @YSJamesGilbert.