Southern Cultural Heritage Center planning ‘ghoulish’ events
Halloween is a festive time of year, and to celebrate, the Southern Cultural Heritage Center has planned events to get your ghost on.
The Monster Bash, set for Thursday, Oct. 19, will be held from 7-10 p.m. This is the second time the SCHC has hosted this event.
“We did this two years ago, and in celebration of the SCH Foundation’s 25th anniversary, we decided to bring it back,” SCHF Executive Director Stacey Mahoney said.
The event will include music, food, cocktails and a costume contest.
A DJ was spinning records at the inaugural event, Mahoney said, but this year live music will be offered by The Chill.
“We decided to do it big this year,” she said.
Local restaurants will provide food and guests can enjoy signature cocktails. And for the best costume, one lucky party-goer will win a prize.
“The last time we held the Monster Bash the costumes and makeup were amazing. One person had makeup on like the Day Of The Dead and another came as Beetle Juice,” Mahoney said. “This is a party you don’t want to miss. It’s the best costume party in Vicksburg.”
Tickets are $25 each or $40 for a couple and include one drink ticket and two for a couple. After that, a cash bar will be available.
Tickets for the event are available at the SCHF business office, 1302 Adams St., or on Eventbrite.com.
Also, the purchase of 6-to-8 tickets will reserve a table.
On Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., a Halloween arts and crafts class will be offered for ages four through nine.
This is a hands-on class, Mahoney said, and activities for Crafty Halloween Fun with Lana will include pumpkin decorating, creating a haunted house, making a skeleton and a spooky spider headband. The class will also decorate Halloween cookies and have Halloween snacks. The cost is $35 and space is limited and reservations are required.
The third annual Haunted Halloween Ghost Hunt with Mississippi Paranormal Society will be Saturday, Oct. 26, from 7 p.m. until 12:30 a.m.
The event will kick off with a meet and greet in the SCHC Auditorium. Cocktails will be available and a brief history and overview of the facility will be presented.
Then ghost hunters will divide up into groups with each group being led by someone from the Mississippi Paranormal Society.
The hunt will include all five buildings of the SCHC complex.
And yes, there are ghosts in the buildings, Mahoney said.
“Mississippi Paranormal has come many times to investigate ahead of time,” she said. “They usually come once or twice before the ghost hunt and figure out where all the hot spots are.”
There will be a limited number of tickets available for the hunt, and the cost is $60 and includes one drink ticket.
Rounding out the SCHC’s “A Nightmare on Crawford Street” events is a “Kids in the Kitchen” Halloween Edition.
The class is offered for ages 4 through 12 and will be led by Margie Heltzel.
The cost is $35 and includes all supplies. Space is limited and reservations are required.
For more information about any of these events, to make reservations or purchase tickets, call 601-631-2997 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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