Histor-ween plans under way

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Friendswood’s unique twist on Halloween is in the planning stages, and the Historical Society is looking for a few good men.

Volunteer and City Councilman Steve Rockey said there are re-enactor roles available for the fifth annual Histor-ween. Particularly needed, he added, are aspiring male actors.

“Ms. (local historian and author Joycina) Baker writes the story, and about three quarters of the roles are for men, but we have three times as many women volunteers,” he said.

Taking place from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, Histor-ween features reenactments of real and often spooky tales from the city’s history, along with an old-fashioned haunted house at the Old Junior High, cemetery tours and hayride.

Last year’s reenactment highlighted one of the first recorded murders in Friendswood history at the Perry House Museum, topped off with campfire stories by the Friendswood Library volunteers. Coordinated by the Historical Society, proceeds from the $10 ticket sales go to the student organizations from Friendswood High whose students serve as volunteers during the evening.

Business and organization sponsorships for the event also are available. The event takes place at the Old Junior High, 402 Laurel, located across from the Perry Museum. Tickets will be sold at the door.

For information, call Rockey at 713-854-3449. The website for the Historical Society, a nonprofit organized in 1968, is www.friendswoodheritage.com.

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