Bethesda to be spooked by ghostly goings-on

October 2, 2013 by  

Families from Bethesda are invited to attend a kid-friendly Halloween spectacular. Over the weekend before the big holiday, the Clara Barton Community Center in neighboring Cabin John will be opening its doors as a haunted house. Staff from the recreational complex may have assigned a printing company with the task of designing flyers and posters to raise public awareness of this event.

The haunted house has now been a tradition in the area for seven straight years. Visitors to the community center can expect to find the building decorated with pumpkins, witches, and ghosts, as well as black and orange streamers. During the tour, guests should be prepared to hear eerie noises and see mysterious figures pop out from the shadows.

The main attraction has been designed with children under 12 in mind and is not meant to be excessively frightening. Parents, however, will still be required to accompany their youngsters during the walkthrough for safety reasons. The community center will also be offering a separate exhibit for adults and teenagers, which is intended to be a bit more hair-raising.

There will be no admission charge for the event, and snacks and beverages will also be provided at no cost. Children will receive complimentary gift bags filled with candy and Halloween-themed toys.

The haunted house will be open on Sunday, October 27 from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm. The Clara Barton Community Center is located at 7425 MacArthur Boulevard, just off Cabin John Parkway. Those who would like additional information about the event may call (240) 777-4910.