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Jaycees' haunted event returns with fresh frights

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sikeston Jaycees Barry Johnson, general co-chair, pictured left, and Bart Ziegenhorn, president, look over some of the props which will be used in the Haunted Hayride Oct. 21, 22 and 28 at the rodeo grounds.
(Scott Welton, Staff)
SIKESTON -- The forecast is promising the perfect weather for a hayride -- if you don't mind a few chills and thrills.

The annual Sikeston Jaycees Haunted Hayride is back again at the rodeo grounds in Sikeston for three nights of goose bumps and shrieks.

The Sikeston Jaycees have been hard at work devising fresh frights and all-new nightmares, according to Bart Ziegenhorn, president of the Sikeston Jaycees.

"We have changed every scene this year," Ziegenhorn said. "We started working on it about a month ago, right at the end of August -- going from one event right into the next."

While it is a lot of work to begin putting together another event right after recovering from the annual rodeo, the Jaycees enjoy being able to provide an affordable Halloween event that local families can enjoy in their own community.

"It's all for the kids," said Barry Johnson, general co-chair for the Sikeston Jaycees.

The Haunted Hayride will be open this year from 8:30-11 p.m. Oct. 21 and from 7:30-11 p.m. Oct. 22 and Oct. 28.

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