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Post Falls haunted house shocks for a cause

Post Falls haunted house shocks for a cause

POST FALLS, Idaho - The Post Falls Lions Club has been offering up scares and raising money for the community for four decades. Their haunted house is one of the best in the Inland Northwest.

But be warned: a spooky trip through one of the area's best haunted houses is not for the faint of heart.

"Kids under six usually have a hard time getting through," said Post Falls Lions Club member Rick Steele. "We have babysitters available if someone gets scared and can't make it through."

In the forty years the Lions Club has been doing this, Steele estimates they've raised more than $200,000 for the local community. Donating to school districts, charities, and their biggest effort: providing glasses and hearing aids for those who couldn't afford them without extra help.

"Without the kids and all of their support, we would have a hard time making this thing work," said Steele. "They come from the alternative high school and also the regular high school and they just can't wait to get down and everyone has a really good time doing this."

One person who's been doing this for a long time: "Ghoul Master" Bri Noel.

"It feels like 100 years," said Noel. "But this is actually my 17th season. I actually started in the house as a ghoul."

Noel is the woman in charge of the kids and every little detail inside

"We have the spinning room, we have a clown room, we have a graveyard," said Noel. "We have a place for people to hide in any kind of costume you can think of throwing them in."

The haunted house is open just about every weekend in Oct. They have a covered area that keeps their guests dry while they wait in the line. It's not unusual for it to be a few hundred people long snaking through this covering. The line moves pretty quickly, and they have you covered with hot drinks and snacks.

Whether or not you're comfortable outside, well, that doesn't really matter.

It's what's inside that counts, and there's plenty you may or may not want to see.

The haunted house is located at 4th and Post St. in Post Falls. They're open Oct. 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 21 & 22, and 25-31. The hours are 7 p.m. - 10 p.m on weekdays, 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. on weekends.