StettlerLocal.com October 7, 2021 @4:10pm
The Stettler Town and Country Museum is getting ready for its much anticipated annual fundraising event, Night of Terror at the Booseum.
Museum Manager and Event Coordinator Karen Wahlund says that it takes a small army of volunteers to run the Booseum event. Around 30 volunteers from the Stettler community work the haunted house, which runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from October 21 to 30th.
Each year, the volunteers pick a theme and then split up to design and decorate their own ‘rooms’ based on that theme. Previous years’ pieces have included ‘Grimms’ Tales’ and ‘Movies.’ This year’s Booseum poster hints at the new, fun theme.
The volunteer crew has already begun the decorating process, and they estimate it takes over 1500 hours in the museum’s courthouse preparing for the event. Due to this amount of time and dedication, Karen says that the Booseum will run later in the year if AHS regulations change and the October dates become unavailable.
Karen says that the pandemic precautions will remain the same as last year, with guests remaining in their vehicles until their group is called to enter the haunted house. Masks will be required, they have Booseum themed masks for sale. There is a limit of how many guests can enter at one time.
Last year’s event was superior in guest numbers to past years, with over 1000 people taking in the event. Tickets are $10 per person and this year you will receive a 2 for 1 pass for the Jewel Theatre with every ticket purchase.
Touring the Booseum is not recommended for those under 13 years of age.
For more information, contact the museum at (403) 742-4534 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jimilee Ayotte, Editor