Ghouls, ghosts and goblins galore

A group of kids stand at the exit to the haunted house hoping to get one last scare out of people as they leave the house of horrors at the Monster Mash sponsored by the Wright Centennial Museum.

Mary Stewart

Ghosts, super heroes, princesses, Disney characters and assorted animals were all present and ready to celebrate last Saturday evening at the Wright Community Center.
Once again, Wright residents turned out in droves to the Monster Mash sponsored by the Wright Centennial Museum. Community members and various businesses participated in making the evening fun and frightful for kids of all ages.
Businesses and other organizations set up booths which provided trick or treat stops for all the kids and NAPA had their annual haunted house set up with included zombies, vampires, Frankenstein monsters and creepy little girls with glowing eyes.
The event was also a chance for residents to bring in non-perishable food items for Wright Community Assistance with all food items staying in the community.
“We had 12 businesses participate this year,” Bertrand said. “The community support we have is awesome. I think it’s great that businesses and individuals come together for put this on for the kids.”
Hank’s Roadside Bar and Grill and Bloomings Bakers provided fun Halloween foods for a dinner that was enjoyed by all who attended. Apple monsters, mummy dogs and ghostly sandwiches were just some of the fun Halloween food items that were set up for all to enjoy.
“We had such a great turnout this year,” Wright Centennial Museum Director Colette Bertrand said. “Kudos go out to Napa for their haunted house which was incredible. They go all out.”
The fun evening was free for everyone but donations were welcome.
Bertrand couldn’t remember how long ago the event started but knows it’s been more than 10 years.
“Nolene Wright and I started it and we were trying to figure out how many years it’s been going on,” Bertrand said. “I know that my kids were little and that was a while ago.”
Bertrand estimates that around 400 adults and kids were served that evening and commented that hardly any cupcakes or hotdogs were left.
Bertrand is also ready to plan for next Halloween and was overwhelmed with the support of the community, especially the businesses.
“It always amazes me how everyone comes together for this event,” Bertrand said. “The museum board is very proud of the Monster Mash and this is a way to give back to the community that is so supportive of all we do at the museum.”


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