Perhaps the scariest part of being in a haunted house is going into the narrow hallways behind the scenes. Not only do you have to watch out for 2x4s on the ground, but when groups are going through the haunted house, it’s no lights allowed time.
So there I am, waiting patiently in a pitch black hallway with my shoulders nearly touching each side.
I poke my camera through a gap in a door to try to photograph a room flooded with black light sensitive paint and girls wearing bloodied white night gowns. The angle is all wrong, so once the group is through I’m directed to another area where I can try my hand at taking photos.
I start walking down the hallway I’m directed to, realizing this is part of the actual haunted house. It, too, is black as night and suddenly starts to close in on me. Am I getting shorter? Nope, the ceiling is most definitely coming down. Just when I think I might have to get down on all fours, the ceiling rises again, but this time my senses are turned upside down by a rocking floor that throws me off balance as I turn a corner.
Once I’m through a barrage of tubing hanging from the ceiling, I make my way to a window where I can peer back into the black light-lit room. I play around with the settings on my camera and come away with a few ghostly images.
But before I see the entire haunted house from behind the scenes, I decided to take the tour as a guest. After stowing away my camera gear I join up with a group preparing for their tour of fright. Among them are Melinda Winters and Denise Whitworth.
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Parker County Heritage Society to meet Aug. 19
Parker County Heritage Society will meet Aug. 19 in the home of Nathan and Abby Hamessely at 410 W. Spring St. at 7 p.m.
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The Texas AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will offer parenting classes on Aug. 19 and 21, 2014, at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center. The classes will be from 1-5 p.m. each day and will include lunch. The cost to attend the class is $10 per person for the two-day class. Scholarships are available.
CASA receives national certification for its efforts
WEATHERFORD – CASA Hope for Children of Parker and Palo Pinto County has just been awarded certification by the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association. This certification recognizes that CASA Hope for Children is in compliance with National CASA’s high standards for quality child advocacy.
Weatherford FFA attends state convention in Fort Worth
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DAILY RECORD: Marriages and deaths
Marriages and deaths recorded from July 16, 2014 to July 22, 2014. This information is being provided as a courtesy by the Parker County Clerk. Every effort is made to see that the information is correct and complete. The Parker County Clerk is not responsible should there be an error within the information provided.
Dept. of State Health Services releases Aug. schedules
Texas Department of State Health Services immunization clinics for August:
Traveling the path to success
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Painting with a Twist/Painting with a Purpose
Looking for a fun night out? Join us for the Parker Paws Painting with a Purpose fundraiser from 7-9 p.m.
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