As the air turns cooler and fall begins to creep in, Halloween enthusiasts eagerly prepare for the year’s spookiest season. While costumes and candy are a staple of the holiday, many love another aspect of Halloween: haunted houses.
LaDonna Hockaday, better known as Lady L, has been hosting community events for some time in Yelm. With October around the corner, Hockaday aims to make the town a bit spookier with a haunted house that will send shivers down the spines of brave souls and thrill seekers.
Lady L will hold her “Tomb of Terror Haunted House” from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, and from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 17335 East View Lane SE in Yelm.
While some haunted houses are hosted in big, creepy mansions, this one will be held at Hockaday’s home.
Admission is free, but the event serves as a chance to give back to the community. Visitors are asked to bring a non-perishable item or canned goods that can go to a food bank or dog food or treats for the Humane Society.
Lady L and some volunteers will serve free hot apple cider, hot chocolate and cookies for everyone. There will also be a bonfire to sit around if it isn’t raining.
Lady L plans to take four to six people at a time through mazes and different haunted rooms throughout the “Tomb of Terror Haunted House.”
“I don’t recommend little kids to come through. It’s very scary — vampires, witches, the Nun, Jigsaw, Leatherface with a chainsaw, the clown room, plus more,” Hockaday said. “I have a group of around six to eight individuals that help put my haunted house on.”
Hockaday said she will have someone at the front gate of the Clearwood Community on both nights who will let people in to go to Lady L’s home for the haunted house.
For more info on the haunted house, go to www.facebook.com/events/574174171007762/.