The SullivanMunce Cultural Center’s GhostWalk might have a few scary moments, but it’s not designed to make children or adults scream.
“Some gruesome things happened, but we leave it up to the parents’ discretion,” said Zionsville resident Kelly Masoncup, who has helped to coordinate the event for several years. “It’s not like a fright house.”
The 15th edition of the GhostWalk will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 6-7. A guided tour departs every 15 minutes from SullivanMunce, 225 W. Hawthorne St. Vikki Soliday serves as event director. One duty Masoncup has is identifying and organizing the stories.
“We take some events that happened a long time ago that were printed in the newspaper, that’s typically where we get our information,” Masoncup said. “We embellish it a little bit.”
There are eight stories where actors perform skits at different locations throughout the village.
“Some are tragedies, for instance, we have a story about woman drowning and the man that tried to rescue her,” Masoncup said. “We have other pieces that are more historical. Other skits are legends or suspicions from 100 or 150 years ago. The stories change every year, but we may revisit stories.”
Masoncup’s daughter, Lauren, a 2017 University High School graduate, previously participated in the GhostWalk, as have other family members.
“Some of our actors are in first grade and some are retired individuals,” Masoncup said “Our actors span the generations.
Zionsville West Middle School eighth-grader Eleanor Hanlon, 13, previously performed in GhostWalk in 2015.
“It’s really fun and I get to see all my friends because all my friends do it,” said Hanlon, who has acted in her middle school musical each year. “I get to hear some unique Zionsville stories because all the stories are about the history of Zionsville. I love to act and it’s just two nights so it’s perfect.”
Advance tickets are available through Oct. 5. All children 5 and younger are admitted free. For SullivanMunce members, tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for youth. For non-members, it’s $14 for adults and $11 for youth. Tickets at the event are $20 for adults and $15 for youth. For reservations, visit SullivanMunce.org or call 317-873-4900.