Haunted House Preview: Class of 2017 opens Haunted House

Haunted House Preview: Class of 2017 opens Haunted House

BURKBURNETT, TX (KAUZ) - With Halloween just a few weeks away, the seniors of Burkburnett High School are getting ready for their biggest scare yet.

"It's amazing," said senior class president, Makayla Hancock.  "We are just so excited."

For the last three years, each senior class has hosted a haunted house to raise money for "Project Graduation," an event at the end of the school year where the graduating class gets together before going to college.

"We had a minor setback this year, but with our community, it is going to be bigger and better than ever," said Hancock.

That set back was when someone broke into the haunted house and stole props, supplies and vandalized the property.

"We have grown stronger and better from it," said Senior Jacob Bachart, who says this taught them teamwork.  "We are going to keep pushing forward."

The house is different than years in the past with 15,000 square feet of turns and scares around every corner.

The house is a two-part maze, where each person has to choose their fate.

"It truly is a community endeavor," said Bachart.  "Businesses have donated their services and their money."

With all the money going to help students, they still want to keep some competition.

"Money wise they raised about 15 thousand last year and they did an amazing job," said Hancock. "So we are hoping that anywhere close to that would be great so we're just trying to hit $15,000 and if we can exceed that, that would be awesome. They did a really good job the previous year so just beating them and just raising the most money."

The house will open October 8 and will be open every weekend in October.

The hours are Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m.-Midnight and Sunday 7 p.m.-10 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and all proceeds go toward "Project Graduation" at Burkburnett High School.