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MISSION - Looking for a good scare with family and friends through a thrill-seeking adventure? Well, Mission’s Haunted Trails will transform their nature trails into an outdoor haunted house for two nights, Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26 at Mission’s National Butterfly Center.

Mission Haunted Trails is a production that requires nearly one hundred volunteers from make-up artists, prop operators, characters, guides, parking lot attendants and support staff. The idea of the haunted trails began when Weslaco’s Valley Nature Center let it go.

“They generously shared their knowledge and experience with us so we could add the scary, seasonal activity to the National Butterfly Center’s array of activities designed to bring community members out to visit," said Marianna Trevino-Wright, executive director.

The haunted one mile trail takes approximately 20 minutes depending on how fast or slow groups navigate their way through the dark haunted trials.

Although this is the nature's center second year hosting the production, the transformative trial has gained notice from residents in Brownsville and Rio Grande City who dare seek what is lurking through the trail and participate in production.

“We hope community participation will continue to grow and we can find new and creative ways to entertain those who like to be terrified during Halloween,” said Trevino-Wright.

A $20 entrance fee is required per vehicle and must be cash only. No passenger vans or busses allowed.

Gates open at 7 p.m. and closes at midnight, the witching hour! Entrance to the event is open to those 14 years of age and older. If you are younger than age 14, entrance will not be permitted.

For more information on Mission’s Haunted Trails 2019 visit the following link at: https://www.facebook.com/events/2319858964799541/?active_tab=discussion.

To volunteer at Mission’s National Butterfly Center, visit the following link at: max@nationalbutterflycenter.org.