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|Craft Show, Haunted School House Among Weekend Events in Area
|There are definitely things to do around the area this weekend, literally, from one end of the area to another.
Among them, is the third weekend for what has become a popular local Halloween Haunt -- the Gilson Haunted School. It's a three-story 100-year-old former school house that area Boy Scout troops transform into pure fright this time of year.
Gilson Boy Scout Troop Scoutmaster Russell Smith tells WGIL by virtue of the agreement to use the Gilson school house every year, the layout of the haunted house has to change. "A lot of the big crowd pleasers, like the Black Hole and 3-D are still there," Smith said, "but a lot of it is new, especially the scares."
Admission is $6 and proceeds benefit the Boy Scout troops that work on the house. The Gilson Haunted School is open Friday night and Saturday night.
If haunting isn't your thing, perhaps crafts are. The Galva Beta Sigma Phi sorority's 30th annual craft show is billed as the largest single-day craft show in Henry County, and is Saturday from 9am to 3pm.
Organizer Mary Kay North tells WGIL over 120 craft exhibitors will be showing and selling their wares in a space too big to fill the Galva High School Gym. "The crafts are actually located in the high school gymnasium, in the academic hallway, which is on the north side of the high school, and in a large tent directly south of the high school. You can't miss it," North said. "And then, we're full, so there's going to be ten to 20 booths outside also."
Admission is $1, and North says proceeds benefit community projects in Galva.
For more details on these and other events, click on "Community Events" on the left side of this page.
|10 17 08 by Newsroom
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