POINT PLEASANT — Those seeking thrills and chills at this year’s Point Pleasant Block Party should stop by Morbid Manner.
This inflatable haunted maze has made its return once again and will be located at 424 Main Street in Point Pleasant, next to Counter Point Co-Op. Morbid Manner will be open from 6-8 p.m. and admission is free.
Cody Greathouse, Mason County teacher and organizer of the attraction, shared the maze will have differences this year, so maze goers will be able to experience a new scare.
“Thanks to the Point Pleasant Baseball Boosters and the folks that put on the haunted trail at the Mason County Fairgrounds, we have a ton of costumes, decorations, strobe lights, fog machines, and black lights,” said Greathouse, “There will be quite a few changes coming into this year in terms of the maze and I’m excited to see the kids benefit from this. It’ll be pitch black in there aside from the lights, so I am excited to see the differences made from the donations.”
The students helping Greathouse this year include the Junior National Honor Society at Point Pleasant Junior/Senior High School as well as some additional student volunteers.
“These students are extremely committed to what they do whether it be athletics, band, or academics. My hat is off to these kids that put things before themselves to lend a helping hand to the community,” said Greathouse, “I reached out to them because of their character and willingness to help. Really, they are just helping because it’s in their DNA. It’s what they do. I wholeheartedly love this group of kids and their selflessness.”
The turnout last year, which was the first year for the haunted maze, was successful, according to Greathouse, it was “great…way more than we had expected.” This year’s block party organizers, Get to the Point, wanted to bring it back.
“It was truly a hit with the kids last year, especially with the teenagers,” said Greathouse, “Being a middle school teacher, it felt great to be able to jump out and scare my students. Everything is free for them and we love to see them having fun and staying out of trouble. I hope we can get the ball rolling and get this growing from year to year.”
Erin Perkins is a staff writer for Ohio Valley Publishing. Reach her at (304) 675-1333, extension 1992.