Despite the fact that Halloween is still more than more than 2 and months away, rumors have been circulating concerning a haunted house on Cherry Street.

Well, its true.

Plans were set in motion Wednesday night (August 9) to begin planning a haunted house as a fund-raiser for the Humane Society of the Delta. Rhonnie Crowley, speaking on behalf of the HSD, announced that the haunted house will be held during the King Biscuit Blues Festival (Oct. 4-7) and various other times during the month of October.

Despite the fact that Halloween is still more than more than 2 and ½ months away, rumors have been circulating concerning a haunted house on Cherry Street.

Well, its true.

Plans were set in motion Wednesday night (August 9) to begin planning a haunted house as a fund-raiser for the Humane Society of the Delta. Rhonnie Crowley, speaking on behalf of the HSD, announced that the haunted house will be held during the King Biscuit Blues Festival (Oct. 4-7) and various other times during the month of October.

“David Griffin has graciously given the use of the 2-story, old Rio Lindo building at 101 Missouri St. from now until Halloween to create 'scare scenes' to tell the story,” stated Crowley.

Among the working titles are “Tales from the Ridge” and “Curse of the Walking Dead.”

According to Crowley, volunteers are currently working to find sponsors to fund the creations for the haunted house.

“We need creative minds to fashion each room, designers to help with hair and make-up, sound, lighting, etc.” said Crowley. “Helping create the house does not mean volunteers must work during open hours. Having access to the house will permit us to get ready early.”

The working calendar for the haunted house includes being open during the Blues Festival and a large adult block party on Saturday, October 28, followed by a family block part on Tuesday, October 31.

“I believe this is going to be a great fund-raiser for the HSD and a whole ton of fun,” concluded Crowley.