The Parkville Nature Sanctuary will host its annual Ghost Stories Night on Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Parkville Nature Sanctuary located at Highway 9 and 12th Street. The Nature Sanctuary is seeking volunteers to help carve pumpkins on Thursday, October 21 at the farmers market in downtown Parkville.
Ghost Stories Night is a fundraiser and family event for kids of all ages. Tickets are $10 for adults (18+), $5 for youth (6-17) and kids five and under are free. Funds raised from ticket sales will be used to keep the sanctuary clean and safe for years to come.
Ticket holders will receive a colored wrist band. Each color will have 30 minutes at the Girl Scout shelter to listen to spooky stories and music. At the end of the 30 minutes, attendees will be asked to move to designated areas outside the shelter area. At 8:45 p.m. everyone will be invited back to the shelter to close out the event.
In addition to hearing spooky stories, Ghost Stories will have:
- Food sold by the American Legion with proceeds supporting Parkville and its veterans;
- Live music played by The Ernest James Zydeco Band;
- Spooky photos by Mantooth Creative at the old Parkville jail at the entrance to the sanctuary; and
- A trick-or-treat trail leading to a s’mores station and fire pit where guests will be serenaded by Bentley Guitar Studios.
To help prepare for the event, the Nature Sanctuary is seeking volunteers to help carve Jack-O-Lanterns at the farmers market in downtown Parkville on Thursday, October 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Kansas City Bear Fighters will play live music and snacks and hot cocoa will be provided for attendees. All ages are welcome. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian the entire event. The pumpkins carved will be used to line the trick-or-treat trail.
Ghost Stories is a fundraiser for the sanctuary and is put on by staff and many amazing volunteers.
For more information, contact Nature Sanctuary Director Kristen Bontrager at (816) 741-7676.