The annual Oxford Police Department haunted house returns for its eleventh year on Oct. 25, and goes through Oct. 27. Proceeds go to the Maranda Anderson fund and Camp COPS, a summer camp for kids, with tickets only costing $5.
It began in public housing as a fun thing for the kids, but it grew so popular that they moved it to the police department. According to OPD Capt. Alan Ivy, building begins two weeks prior to the event, and it takes a lot of people to get together. Last year, they had 2300 people come through in three nights. This year, there will be face painting and games for children, and is sure to be a good time for everyone.
“My favorite part is any scene that people find scary and fun at the same time,” Ivy said. “Come on out for a scare!”