“Boo” Mountain Produce will be haunted
by Mike Eldred
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A scarecrow waits for visitors outside Blue Mountain Produce in Wilmington. The store will become a Halloween spook house Saturday evening.
A scarecrow waits for visitors outside Blue Mountain Produce in Wilmington. The store will become a Halloween spook house Saturday evening.
WILMINGTON- Blue Mountain Produce will be transformed into a haunted “Boo” Mountain Produce this weekend, according to owner Sandy Kingsley. This Saturday evening, from 6 to 9, Kingsley will open the doors to children of all ages for a night of Halloween fun.

Kingsley credits Bill Janovsky and Kristen Randall with the idea to turn the place into a Halloween haunted house, and for “doing the legwork” in organizing the event and putting the word out to families around the valley. “I think Bill and Kristen wanted to have something fun for kids in the valley, and there isn’t much around here for kids at Halloween.”

On Friday and Saturday, organizers will pack up and remove all of the merchandise from the store, and set about creating a maze that will lead visitors through the building, from one scare to the next. Some of the props they’ll be using were acquired from a commercial haunted house, and there will also be volunteer “monsters” throughout the house adding to the fright. “Transforming the inside of the building to complete and utter creep is quite an undertaking,” Kingsley says, “but it will be worth it when we hear the first little scream.”

Kingsley says the fright level will be “medium to scary,” and children 8 years old and under must be accompanied through the haunted house by an adult. She says it’s not recommended for very young children. “Adults are more than welcome, too,” she says. “It’s going to be fun.”

Refreshments will be available outside for those who manage to make it past the ghouls, ghosts, and monsters inside.

There’s no charge for the haunted house, but Kingsley will be accepting cash donations that will go to an organization that provides Thanksgiving food for families in the valley.

If the haunted house proves to be popular with local families, Kingsley says it may become an annual event.

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