‘Fright Night’ at the library


Staff report



GREENVILLE – Be prepared to be scared! The Greenville Public Library’s second annual “Fright Night” haunted library will take place Halloween weekend on both Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31 from 7 – 10 p.m.

The library will be closed at 3 p.m. on Friday and all day on Saturday.

This event is being conducted by Gateway Youth with assistance from other community groups such as the ACES kids, Darke County Recovery staff, the Library staff, and the GHS theater group. They’re busy building scenes and characters and preparing costumes and makeup.

Some of the scenes encountered along the pre-designated route will be a chamber of horrors, a zombie graveyard, a mad scientist’s laboratory, a haunted maze, and the usual witches, monsters, and aliens. You’ll be surprised, shocked, and spooked!

Price is $5 per person at the door. “Fright Night” is a fundraising event for Gateway which is a non-profit. As Support Specialist Ruth Barga explains, Gateway is a program that helps kids in resolving socialization issues, improving grades, learning good manners, helping with stress and family dynamics, and becoming involved in the community. See gatewayyouthprograms.org.

October 30, 31, and Nov. 1 are the dates for the Darke County Center for the Arts “Ghost Walk” which begins next door at the Memorial Hall. This year they’re featuring a new ghost story about the Library!

“You won’t want to miss either event this Halloween. Bring the whole family for fun, thrills, and a little local history!,” said organizers.

Staff report