If you want to get spooked, a good place to be this weekend will be the Gauley Bridge Community Center.
The town’s annual haunted house will be held for three days at the center, which is dedicated to the memory of Ruby Winebrenner.
The haunted house will be staged from Thursday, Oct. 28 to Saturday, Oct. 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is $3 for 12-and-under, $5 for 13-and-up (not counting a potential $1 off for a business receipt).
To help promote town businesses, individuals who bring a receipt from something bought at a town store that day will get $1 off an admission ticket to the haunted house.
The senior center entrance of the community center will be used. Officials plan to utilize all three floors of the school this year and have changed the route as well as most of the rooms in it. “We have also added several new attractions that have taken several days to build,” said mayor Stephanie Fout.
Fout stressed that the activities wouldn’t be possible without “generous” donations from a pair of local businesses, Jarvis Hardware and Clonch Industries.
“Thanks to these two businesses, we were able to build five new attractions for the haunted house this year,” she said. “We would also like to thank the individuals that have spent their evenings and weekends at the school working on the haunted house.”
The town will also put together Halloween treat bags for the students at the local elementary school.
Trick-or-treat for Gauley Bridge will be for kids 12-and-under on Thursday, Oct. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Also, there will be a Halloween dance from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday at the community center. There will be a costume contest for both adult and children’s divisions.
For more information, visit the town’s Facebook page or call 304-632-2505.
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Trick or treat hours locally include:
Ansted, Oct. 29, 6 to 8 p.m.;
Fayetteville, Oct. 30, 6 to 7:30 p.m.;
Gauley Bridge, Oct. 28, 6 to 8 p.m.;
Montgomery, Oct. 28, 6 to 8 p.m.;
Oak Hill, Oct. 30, 6 to 8 p.m.; and
Smithers, Oct. 28, 6 to 8 p.m.
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The Southern Appalachian Labor School also will host a Halloween carnival and party on Thursday, Oct. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the SALS Building/Community Center in Beards Fork. Admission is free.
Bring your children dressed in their favorite costume. There will be games, door prizes, a costume contest, food for sale, a cakewalk and lots more. Every child will receive a treat bag to carry home with them.
SALS is located on Rt. 61. Turn right onto Beards Fork Road and proceed 2 miles up the hollow to the former Beards Fork Elementary School. All proceeds will go toward the Youth Program and After School Program.
For more information, contact Angie Klosski or Vickie Mullins at 304-779-2772.