Haints and Haunts to scare up good timeBy Justin Averette Published 8:19pm Wednesday, October 16, 2013
A Halloween tradition, the Tombigbee Haints and Haunts, is back this year with another journey into the darker side of the City of the People’s past.
This year’s production is based on the book “The House That Hate Built” by Demopolis native Sarah Elizabeth Mason and will be put on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26.
This year’s production is a little different than past performances. In previous years, those who dare to go on the boat and hay ride tour heard local story tellers share tales about real people and incidents from the city’s long history.
While Mason’s book has a kernel of truth to it and is based on a local family feud, she took creative liberties in her story about greed and jealousy and Southern family dynamics. She might have added a murder or two or more along the way.
This year’s tours will again start and end at the City Landing. They will begin on the half-hour at 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30, 9 and 9:30 p.m.
Each tour will last an hour. Remember, the entire show is outside and partly on the river, so dress accordingly.
Tickets are $15 and available at the Craft Corner next to Bluff Hall or by calling (334) 289-9644.
The Marengo County Historical Society, Canebrake Players and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers all sponsor the event.
This year’s Haints and Haunt’s cast is large and includes:
•Mary Pagel McAfee
•Sarah Beth Smith