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Waxahachie Daily Light
  • Haunted house to benefit Chelsie, family

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  • MIDLOTHIAN — Each Halloween season there’s always

    “that house” creating a hum among curious trick-or-treaters. The
    Rusty Minter home is hoping to stir up that kind of buzz, and
    there’s more than a Halloween-ish message being served up at this
    Midlothian haunt. 

    “It’s a passion of mine to create this kind of

    experience for kids, and my family along with our neighbors Matt
    and Karrie Pressnell found a way to take it to the next level,”
    Minter said. “We’ve designed an unusual haunted house, which is
    free admission, but if so inclined a donation can be made going to
    support a Midlothian teen in her battle with cancer. “

    “We got this project off the ground last year, and it

    benefitted a fourth-grader experiencing the same situation. We’re
    hoping our community steps up again to show support for Chelsie
    Watts this time.”

    Karrie Pressnell explained they discovered the plight

    of 17-year-old Watts through exchanges on Facebook, and they were
    all inspired by the Midlothian High School senior’s unshakeable
    faith.

    “This young woman amazes me with the hope she emits,

    and we knew we had to contribute to making her journey as
    successful as possible,” Karrie said. “This disease knows no
    boundaries when it comes to who it affects, and if we can make a
    difference in one person’s life, then that’s what it’s all about.”

    Minter also added his own experience watching his

    step father bravely fight against this disease keeps the motivation
    to help others at the top of the list. He explained it may not be
    the largest or scariest haunted house, but it’s full of surprises
    around every turn much like what you find in life.

    “We hope you’ll stop by for a thrill or two, which

    will animatronically wow you,” Rusty said. “And the treats we’ll be
    giving out include candy, but we’re also serving up free hotdogs,
    nachos, popcorn and even cotton candy!”

    The Minter and Pressnell haunted house starts

    tonight, 7:30-10:30 p.m. and runs through Halloween night. It’s
    located at 1014 N. Carolina Avenue, which is found in Park Place
    East subdivision in Midlothian. Admission is free, but donations
    will be accepted.    

     

    Contact Colleen at colleen.horning@wninews.com or

    469-517-1452.   

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