A haunted Halloween

More than this fright await those who enter Crypt of Horror. - Ken George
More than this fright await those who enter Crypt of Horror.
— image credit: Ken George

The haunting of Whidbey Island is in progress this weekend as islanders volunteer to get their wits scared out of them at varied venues, among them a haunted Roller Barn and Haunted Trail. It all culminates on Halloween Night. Here are some of the hair-straightening highlights.

PWY haunted house, “Crypt of Horror” at the Roller Barn, 98 NE Barron Dr., Oak Harbor:

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 6-10 p.m.

Tickets available in advance for $5 at Naval Youth Center and at the Roller Barn. Tickets at the door will be $6. Bring a canned food donation for Help House and receive $1 off admission.

Haunted trail: Watch out for spooks on the Haunted Trail at Cornet Bay Environmental Learning Center on Halloween day, Oct. 31, from 2 to 6:30 p.m. The event will mix education with fright as you learn about creepy critters and “Halloween creatures” in the area. Interpreters will lead groups along the haunted trail, where strange creatures lie in wait. Depending on the weather, there may be a bon fire with spooky story telling. Inside the Learning Center,the interpreters plan to have educational displays and activities, story telling and an eerie box of composting worms. Admission is free but donations are welcome. Call 675-2417.

Fall Harvest Parties


Methodist Church: 6-8 p.m., 1050 SE Ireland St., carnival games, treats, prizes and fun. Admission is canned good (especially peanut butter or pork and beans) for Help House. Call 675-2441.

Family Bible Church: 6:30-8 p.m., 2760 N Heller Rd. Pumpkin Patch Party for children in grades 6 and younger. 20 game booths, snacks, prizes and fun, illusionist and drawings for prizes. Admission, $1 per child. No scary costumes please.

Lighthouse Christian Center: 6:30-8:30 p.m.,1767 NE Regatta Drive. Safe fun place for families and children. Great American heroes costume contest. Call 679-4853.

Living World Fellowship: 6-9 p.m., NW Crosby Avenue. Candy, Hayrides, pony rides, a maze, inflatable toys, games, chili cookoff, costume contests. No admission fees. Call 675-5008.

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