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Perham 'Haunted House' Oct 23-25

The Perham Pioneer Village will be haunted--for three nights.

The entire community is invited to a "Haunted House," created as a joint effort by the Perham Police Reserves and the East Otter Tail Historical Society.

Spooks and goblins will host tours Oct. 23, 24 and 25, at the Pioneer Village one mile north of Perham on County Road 8. Admission is $6, with $1 off for those who bring an item to donate to the Perham Area Food Shelf.

In addition to the Haunted House, there will be a community bonfire and 'smores on the Pioneer grounds.

The Police Reserves and Historical Society volunteers will be on hand all three nights, from 6 to 9 p.m. Theater students from Perham High School will participate in bringing the Haunted House to life.

All proceeds will go toward the maintenance of the Pioneer Village, and the Grandview Heights Ballroom, which is one of the main buildings on the site.

Historical Society volunteers have been creating the house for the past week. Volunteers are welcome the nights of the Haunted House as well, with concessions, ticket sales, tending the bonfire and other chores.

The East Otter Tail Historical Society is a civic organization that strives to preserve the history and heritage of the area. The organization manages and maintains the historic Pioneer Village, which features more than a dozen historic buildings that have been moved to the site from throughout East Otter Tail County. In addition, there are hundreds of artifacts in the various buildings that are displayed annually at the "Heritage Festival," which is hosted by the Historical Society and the Pine Mountaineers Blackpowder Club.

The Police Reserves is a volunteer group that acts as an auxiliary to the Perham Police Department-providing assistance at community events, festivals and parades.