RUSSELL – For over two decades, kids of all ages were given a fright thanks to the Russell Arts Council Haunted House in downtown Russell. Former Russell Mayor Henrietta (Henri) Wenthe served as the “Head Witch in Charge,” helping plan, construct and portray characters in the attraction which featured different themes throughout the years.
The Russell Masonic Lodge No. 177 is hoping to bring the tradition back to Russell in 2017 by creating and operating the Resurrect-Inn haunted house on the lower level of the Masonic Lodge at 6th and Main.
Fundraising for the project is already underway thanks to Hurts Donut of Wichita. Assorted donuts may be reserved by the dozen by contacting any Masonic brother, Daron at Woelk’s House of Diamonds or Ward at Encore Antiques & Collectables in Russell. Orders and payment must be turned in by Wednesday, April 19. Donuts will arrive for pick up April 22.