There are two haunted happenings in Clay County this Halloween season for families to enjoy.
Visitors to a Night at the Manor in Center Point, can learn about a house that allegedly was used as a home and prison for the â€śmentally troubledâ€ť in its earlier days. But some â€śstrange energiesâ€ť are turning it back into something more terrifying than it ever was to benefit the Christmas in the Park.
The admission is $8 per person, $7 with a valid student ID. The manor is open for visitors on Oct. 25 at 6-10 p.m., Oct. 26 and 27 at 6-11 p.m. and Oct. 29-31 during 6-10 p.m.
On Monday, Oct. 29, is Family Night, which allows visitors to enter the manor for a special price of $6 per person.
Spooky Haunted Hayrides are available for young girls and boys at $5 per person.
Food and treats, courtesy of the Market Cafeâ€™, are available during open hours.
South on State Road 59, turn left (east) at the first road south of SR 46 (County Road 100 South) and travel 4.5 miles, following the signs, to the manor.
â€śManorCastâ€ť is a website that provides visitors a chance to view never before seen footage of the investigation into the history of these grounds.
For more information, log onto the manorâ€™s website at www.nightatthemanor.com.
If haunted homes are a bit too much spooky fun, then check out the YMCA of Clay Countyâ€™s holiday experience for young goblins and families.
â€śItâ€™s a safe, creative and social experience for all ages,â€ť Executive Director Chad Zaucha said about the event on Oct. 27. â€śFamilies want to know that their children are being looked after on Halloween night, while engaging in enjoyable, worthwhile activities, Our YMCA is not just a safe place, itâ€™s a happy and exciting destination for little kids, teens and adults.â€ť
Families can enjoy the fun, games, crafts and costume events from 6-8 p.m. at the facility located at 225 East Kruzan Street.
For more information about â€śHalloween at the YMCAâ€ť, contact Deb Plummer at 442-6761 or log onto the website at www.claycountyymca.org.