Halloween adventures carved out for Craig this weekend
October 22, 2013
From painting pumpkins and erecting spine-chilling scarecrows at the Wyman Museum, to braving eerie haunted houses and trick-or-treating in downtown Craig, Moffat County will be full of horrifying things to do this Halloween.
The Wyman Museum will be hosting its annual Pumpkin Patch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and they encourage attendees to dress up in their scariest costumes.
"I am looking forward to seeing a lot of kids have a good time," said Lou Wyman, founder of Wyman Museum.
Those who attend will have the chance to take authentic hay rides on horse drawn wagons provided by Mike and Marty Anson, of Anson Excavating, pick and paint pumpkins from the pumpkin patch, create their own scarecrows, explore boggling hay mazes and win prizes for finding the needle in the haystack at the end of the maze.
Food will be provided for the duration of the event and there also will be an inflatable bouncy house for kids. The majority of pumpkins will cost $5, but prices will vary according to the size of the pumpkins. Annie Nelson, an employee at the Wyman Museum, said that she is most excited about helping kids at the painting booth and seeing the work of all the young "Picassos."
The Moffat County Thunder Haunted House of Horrors will also be going on at the Centennial Mall this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as Halloween night and the following Friday. There will be 10 different rooms for people to inspect with horror and gore around every corner.
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MCT is an all-star traveling cheer team that attends five competitions a year. The money raised from the haunted house will go to funding the team's competition fees, traveling fees, uniforms and tuition.
"My favorite part is watching people come out and hearing their reactions and comments," said Valerie Davis, the MCT coach. "These girls have worked hard and have done an amazing job."
Bear Steadman is a fall intern at the Craig Daily Press from Colorado Northwest Community College.