Fairgrounds host Halloween fun house

MINERAL WELLS – Halloween style fun and games for the family took place at the West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition fairgrounds on Saturday.

Kelly Collins, a fair board member, said the fun night was marking its 10th year.

Collins said events for the night included a hay ride, tours through the haunted barn and games and other activities in the commercial exhibition building.

“I really like it,” said Tammy Wolfe, one of those attending Saturday’s holiday program. “It’s a lot of fun, I’m glad somebody is doing this in our community.”

Wolfe said the event was a good way for a family to go out and have a good time with neighbors. While her granddaughter did not like the haunted barn, she was enjoying the art and craft project where they decorated shoes, Wolfe said.

Kassidy Root and Zani Horton, both from Wirt County, said they enjoyed the evening.

“It’s awesome,” Root said. “The haunted house was very scary and we screamed and held up the whole line. We got pushed into things,” she said.

Horton agreed, saying she enjoyed her first visit to a haunted house.

“It was a lot of fun,” she said.

Collins said the proceeds from the Halloween program go toward upkeep and improvement for the fairgrounds on Butcher Bend Road.