BROKEN BOW—Clowns, ghosts, zombies, oh my! If you are feeling festive during this spooky season then the Broken Bow Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) encourage you to check out their third annual Spooktacular Haunted House!
The FBLA Spooktacular event will take place this Saturday, October 17 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Custer County Fairgrounds–underneath the grandstands (44100 Memorial Dr, Broken Bow, NE 68822). The entry fee is $5 and two canned food items or $10. The canned goods will go to the Broken Bow Food Pantry in preparation for this holiday season.
FBLA Secretary McKenna Palmer told KCNI/KBBN the money raised will be used by club members to purchase more items for the food pantry.
“With the admissions you bring $5 and two canned food items or $10. All the canned food then goes to the food pantry and then we take the extra money that we earn and we go to Grocery Kart and purchase more canned food and that also goes to the food pantry,” Palmer said.
It is recommended to wear a mask while attending the FBLA Haunted House. In order to comply with COVID-19 social distancing guidelines and to cut back on long lines, Palmer said groups of event attendees will be notified via text when their time is almost up to go through the haunted house. In addition, Palmer said there will be fire pits for s’mores and yard games for people to play while waiting for their turn.
The student organization enjoys hosting the annual Spooktacular and working to help people in the community.
“It’s [FBLA] really just an organization that allows us to get out of our comfort zones, do some things for the community, and work on our leadership skills,” Palmer told KCNI/KBBN.
The event requires a lot of preparation and set up but Palmer said students and parents work hard to create the spooky-fun event! Young kids are also welcome and Palmer said if there is a group of younger kids, the FBLA students will “dial it back” so that all ages can enjoy the festivities.