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Boys and Girls Club Haunted McHenry Museum

What: The 2014 Haunted McHenry Museum. Featuring a haunted maze, costumed performers from Prospect Theater Project, Halloween crafts, a pumpkin roll and other games. When: Oct. 24 to Oct. 30, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each night. Where: McHenry Museum, 14th and I streets, downtown Modesto Who is invited: Elementary school age children and their families. The goal is to entertain but not overly frighten the children. Tickets: $5 per person, with children under 5 admitted free. They will be available at the door and are being sold in advance by several civic organizations. Sponsors: This is organized by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stanislaus County. Farmers & Merchants Bank of Central California is the lead sponsor, with other organizations sponsoring rooms within the museum. Volunteer actors and actresses from the Prospect Theater Project will perform in the haunted rooms. Other teen volunteers will lead tours. For more information: 209-222-5826 or http://bgcstan.org This will be the third haunted house sponsored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stanislaus County and the second being held in the McHenry Museum. Last year’s Haunted Museum attracted about 2,000 visitors. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Stanislaus County, organized in 2012, began after-school programs at Sylvan and C.F. Brown Elementary Schools in the Sylvan Union School District in north Modesto in summer 2013 and recently opened a third site at Somerset Middle School. The mission of the clubs is to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Club membership is only $10 per year. Fund-raisers, such as the Haunted Museum, help make the organization accessible to all.

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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.