The Montgomery County Cultural Foundation is trying to get Wabash College and DePauw University to compete in a haunted house in October. The house will be a hit for local kids, while raising funds and awareness for the foundation and its programs.
“We would like to have them go against each other in a challenge at the haunted house to see which group could put together the scariest part of the haunted house,” Brittney Combs executive director of the foundation said.
Combs said they have also contacted North Montgomery, Southmont and Crawfordsville high school to see if their senior classes would like to compete in a similar challenge.
While the foundation has not received a solid yes or no confirmation from any of the parties, Combs said there has been excitement and interest in the idea.
The cultural foundation has hosted Halloween events such as the Spring Street Freak Show and the Haunted Jail at the Rotary Jail Museum for the past decade.
Combs said the last haunted house they ran had 1,000 people come through and that the event redirects some of the communities’ attention to the foundation and their programs.
“It just helps with our programming, it helps with our funding and it helps us to continue to help the community,” she said.
The haunted house is scheduled to be at the Rotary Jail Museum on Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6.