"It's scary," event organizer Jared McCullough told The Brazil Times. "Although there's no real threat and you won't get touched, it's designed to have something scary for everyone."
According to McCullough, in 2007, the haunted house took place at the Twin Ponds Activity Center, Cloverdale, as a fundraising project to help five Clay County Xplosion Travel Softball Teams be able to afford to attend World Series Games in the league.
"It can be expensive for families of the players to pay for the girls to attend World Series games, so they participate in a lot of fundraising activities," McCullough said. "The haunted house is a way for the girls to have some fun while raising money."
The Amax Building at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds will be the sight of the frightfully good time this year, and McCullough hopes for many years to come.
"Although we have some girls from the Greencastle area on the teams, most of our players are from right here in the Brazil and Clay County area," McCullough said. "We had a decent turnout last year in Cloverdale for only doing it one weekend. But we're in our home county this time, and I think we'll have a good response from the community because they really support local sports teams."
Since Xplosion players participate on Northview High School Softball Team, McCullough said it was a natural choice to donate a portion of the haunted house's proceeds to the team.
The doors of the Xplosion of Horrors Haunted House will be open "for those who dare to enter" from 7 p.m.-midnight, during the weekends of Oct. 10-11, 17-18 and 24-25. The cost is $7 per person and refreshments will be available for purchase.
'Xplosion of Horrors'
What: Xplosion of Horrors Haunted House
Where: Amax Building at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds
When: 7 p.m.-midnight, on the weekends of Oct. 10-11, 17-18 and 24-25
Cost: $7 per person
Proceeds from the event and refreshment sales will benefit Clay County Xplosion Travel Softball Teams and the Northview High School Softball Team.