Members of Ferris’ Circle K International group will get spooky at the fish hatchery in Paris this weekend and next weekend.
The Circle K International Haunted Fish Hatchery will be open on Oct. 23, 24, 29 and 30 from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Halloween from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Proceeds from the event will fund Circle K International activities including donations to the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program and area foster children through the Department of Human Services.
“The big goal is to get a massive force of people doing stuff to help kids,” said Tiffany Newman Circle K International vice president. Split into two levels, the first level of the fish hatchery is for younger thrill seekers. The second level is for those looking for those more adventurous souls looking to add some horror to their evening.
Circle K International President and Ferris plastics engineering junior Chris Buse will play a clown in the Circle K’s “clown room.”
“I really like the clown room,” Buse said. “It’s because you can’t see, you can’t hear and the clowns get you. Nobody seems to like clowns, so that one gets a lot of people.”
Every year, the group researches new horror movies for inspiration. According to Newman, there have been haunted houses at the fish hatchery for years and the building itself is always part of the fun.
“It’s a giant, empty, terrifying cement building,” Newman said. “Even high schoolers will sometimes only do the first floor. It’s a creepy place.”
Students who bring a canned food item to donate will receive a dollar off the $5 ticket price.