Haunted Park returns to Evart for single spooky night

EVART — Halloween lovers hoping to scream with fright will get their wish, as the Evart Haunted Park returns for its second annual event.

The event will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, at East Riverside Park. This year, each scene along the path is sponsored by a group or business. Guests can vote for their favorite scene at the end of the trail while enjoying donuts and punch.

Eric Schmidt, one of the event organizers, is looking forward to the haunted park. He said it was decided to host the attraction after the success of last year.

"The best part about being involved in this is watching the excitement on not only the children's faces, but adults too," he said. "It's great seeing everything come together and people take pride in their community events. We are still seeking volunteers or any group or organization that may want to host a scary scene."

He added those attending may want to arrive early, as the last ticket will be sold at 9 p.m. Thirty to 40 volunteers are helping this year's Haunted Park be a success.

"We expect a much larger crowd than last, due to the success of last year's event," Schmidt said. "We ask that people obey the parking attendants so that every thing runs safely and smoothly."

The admission fee is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 years old and under. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All proceeds go to the Evart Parks and Recreation and the 4th of July Celebration.

In case of inclement weather, the Haunted Park will take place on Monday, Oct. 27.