WARSAW – "We have a large amount of adults that don't make it all the way through..."
It's been rated as one of Indiana's scariest haunted houses, and it's right here in Michiana.
"We'll have a lot of wet pants come through the door," said Randall Shepherd of the Kosciusko County Community Fair.
Soul Takers Acres in Warsaw is all set for a grand opening this weekend. The make-up has been applied, the masks are ready go, and the chainsaws are revving... all for a good cause.
"We have had a lot of good volunteer help,” Shepherd said. “We've been working on this since the fair, and our fair was July 14th, and we started on this the week after."
This is the fourth year for the haunted house. Most of the volunteers are 4-H kids and their parents. The Haunted House is their biggest fundraiser of the year. Every dollar they make goes towards the 4-H program in Kosciusko county.
"Without it, we would be knocking on doors trying to get funding to send the kids to judging camps and to help our club grow," Shepherd explained.
Several hundred people volunteer each year to become zombies, ghosts, ghouls and clowns.
This year's Soul Takers Acres is guaranteed to get a reaction.
I even jumped a few times as I went through it, and I had my camera's light on the entire time!
Organizers say it's turned into an annual event for area families.
"We would like to see it double last year, and it was close to 4,” said Shepherd. “ Our goal would be 6. If we could get 6,000 people in here, we would be tickled to death!"
Soul Takers Acres opens Friday night (9/28) and runs every Friday 7 p.m.-10 p.m. and Saturday 7 p.m.-11 p.m. through October. Admission is $10. All proceeds go to Kosciusko County 4-H program/kids. WSBT News Saturday Morning will be giving away tickets!! Be sure to watch for your chance to win! 6:30 a.m.-9 a.m. Tickets will be given away during the 7:00 hour.