High school students will turn State Street School into Haunted Hallways again this
Halloween with a new twist: visitors will need to try to solve a murder mystery based on the game of Clue.
Visitors to Haunted Hallway' s Clue Mansion from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31, will see witches and monsters alongside Professor Plum, Miss Scarlet, Mrs. Peacock, Mrs. White, Mr. Green and Colonel Mustard.
"This year we wanted to maintain the spookiness of the event while adding an element of mystery," Claire Motyl, co-president of the club.
Motyl and her co-president, Caroline Walton, have been involved in the event since it started in 2008. They saw it grow in popularity from a good turnout the first year to masses the second year. " People were standing in a long line just to get in last year,"
Walton said. "This year, we plan to have more in the lobby than before, to keep the wait entertaining."
The suggested donation is $1 per child or $3 per family, with proceeds going to causes supported by the Interact Club, a service organization.
On Friday, Oct. 22, seven high school students put on parts of their costumes early and visited students at Waterman School. They stood before kindergarten, first and second graders and talked about the Haunted Hallways event.
"How many of you know what you are going to be for Halloween?" senior Abby Rathgeb asked them. She urged them to stop by Haunted Hallways for a break while trick-or-treating on Sunday.
Costume judging too
Also from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, the Rotary Club will hold its annual Halloween event at State Street School. Cider and donuts will be provided in the cafeteria. At 7:15 p.m., there will be a costume judging parade in the gym. Rotarians have provided this fun event for decades: some parents who remember going themselves as children now bring their own little ghosts and goblins.
Rotary and Interact work hand-in-hand: Interact is sponsored by the Rotary Club.