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Penfield to be haunted Halloween weekend

Children’s program added

The Penfield Museum and Retro Film Studios will present the second annual “The Penfield Haunted Homestead” Oct. 28, 29 and 30.

The Penfield Museum and Retro Film Studios will present the second annual “The Penfield Haunted Homestead” Oct. 28, 29 and 30.

— The Penfield Museum will not be a place for the faint-of-heart Halloween weekend.

The museum and Retro Film Studios will present the second annual “The Penfield Haunted Homestead” Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28, 29 and 30.

Jim Cawley, a Ticonderoga resident, will be joined by members of his film studio and volunteers for the event. They promise a “Hollywood-style” night of frightening fun.

The “haunted homestead” will begin at dusk and continue until 11 p.m. each night. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students.

People will meet at the bonfire on the museum grounds and leave in groups to tour the Penfield house, barns and grounds.

“The event was so successful last year that we have added an additional night of frights and will, of course, feature Hollywood-class effects, props and movie villains such as Freddy Krueger, Jason and Michael Myers,” Cawley said. “Zombies, ghouls and vampires will abound. It is not for the faint-of-heart.

“Last year it was so busy we had to turn people away,” he added. “That’s why we added another night.”

Besides the additional night, a “Tiny Taste of Terror” has been added Saturday and Sunday for children. It will be 2 to 4:30 p.m. each day. The evening experience is considered too intense for children, Cawley said.

“The ‘Tiny Taste of Terror’ will feature a trick or treat trail, costume judging and a very special magic show by Terry Morgan, a fabulous magician who worked for several years at Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom,” Cawley noted.

Morgan started in magic at the age of 7 and he has been a professional magician for more than 40 years. He has performed at the Magic Castle in Hollywood and was hired by Walt Disney World to perform at The Magic Kingdom. Although he specializes in performing for children, he also performs at nightclubs and for many adult organizations.

Cawley Entertainment Company and Retro Film Studios has years of production experience, having made several Star Trek movies and a Buck Rogers feature for distribution on the internet.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Penfield Museum.

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