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Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation hosts Halloween events for kids and adults

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The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation (1302 Adams St.) will host a couple of Halloween-themed events this year to tempt both children and adults.

For children ages 4 to 9, “Crafty Halloween Fun” is Tuesday, Oct. 22 starting at 5:30 p.m. 

This event will give children a chance to express their artistic talents by creating Halloween crafts with former school teacher Lana Hand

“They’re going to be decorating a pumpkin, making a skeleton, making a haunted house and even a spooky headband,” said Stacey Mahoney, SCHF director.

In addition to crafts, kiddos will decorate Halloween cookies and enjoy some “creepy” snacks.

“I think kids love to celebrate holidays like Halloween, Christmas and Valentine’s Day,” said Mahoney. “There’s so many fun crafts that go with that, and this is just a way for kids to get together and have some seasonal holiday fun.”

Admission fee is $35 per child and must be paid prior to attending the event.

For those over 18, “A Haunted Halloween Ghost Hunt” with the Mississippi Paranormal Society is Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. 

During this annual fundraising event, guests follow MPS guides through the historic foundation buildings to search for ghostly entities.

“This is the third year for this event,” Mahoney said. “We’ve partnered with the Mississippi Paranormal Society all three years.”

The event begins with a meet-and-greet at the start of the night with snacks and a cash bar, and then officially begins at 7:40 p.m. with an MPS introduction.

“After the social hour we’ll start breaking everyone up into groups, and each group will go into one of our five buildings with a Mississippi Paranormal Society representative, and then we’ll swap buildings so everyone can go into the all of the buildings,” Mahoney said.

In addition to the hunt, there will be other activities for folks to participate in including a costume contest.

“Dressing up is not required but you are encouraged,” she said. “The Mississippi Paranormal Society is also working on a photo booth.”

Tickets for the ghost hunt are $60 per person.

“For those that are interested in ghost hunting the Mississippi Paranormal Society has said that our place is on their bucket list of places to investigate,” Mahoney said. “For those who have not ever done this before it’s just a fun way to get into the spirit of Halloween.”

For more information and to purchase tickets for either event, contact the SCHF at 601-631-2997 during regular business hours or email info@southernculture.org.

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