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Rock the jailhouse

The former RCMP centre on Dolphin Street has been unused for many years now.

The former RCMP centre on Dolphin Street has been unused for many years now. Are there skeletons hiding in the closets, ghosts lurking in the hallways, convicts in the cells? Come see for yourselves if you dare!

Arrowhead Centre Soci-ety is hosting the Haunted Jailhouse event on Oct. 31 from 4 to 7 p.m. Features include a spooky prison graveyard, a corridor of shame and haunted cells.

Project co-ordinator Valerie Nash said, "One of the exciting aspects is that we are able to use the original intact cell blocks, which, to be honest, are quite scary even without any decorations - cell bars, metal beds, dripping taps, no windows."

Students from Chatelech Secondary are helping to decorate and will be the spooky performers for the evening. Wakefield Homes and Coast Community Build-ers Association are helping to get the site ready and, along with the Regional District, are providing goodies to give to visitors. There will even be a vintage police car parked outside.

Nash said, "If parents want to check it out before they take their kids in, we'll be happy to accommodate that request." She added, "This really is a one-time opportunity, as right now we have an empty building that is perfect for this purpose."

Admission is by donation, with all proceeds to benefit Arrowhead Centre Society, which supports people with mental illness on the Sunshine Coast.

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