Velma VFD hosts 18th annual Haunted Yard

Velma VFD hosts 18th annual Haunted Yard

VELMA, Okla._Halloween weekend is here and if you dare, head over to the Velma Volunteer Fire Department's 18th annual Haunted Yard.

Firefighters and volunteers say you're sure to fill your weekend with fright while visiting their haunted house filled with spooky decorations and masked men and women.

Demented doctors, body parts and a maggot filled floor are just a few of the scary details you can expect when walking through this haunted house.

Firefighter Charles Morris says this is a family tradition shared among the whole department

"My family and friends, the other firefighters from Velma, they come out with their family and friends. We're having a good time and hanging out with each other," Morris said.

But this fun isn't for the faint of heart. As you walk through this house, there is a scary surprise behind each door…even Michael Myers (from the Halloween series). Making the house even more special is the history behind it. Each board is nailed into place by a firefighter.

"We built it from an old fire station that was being tore down we re-used everything we possibly could. The equipment we've brought at auctions, garage sales and donations from different people," Morris said.

Everyone is getting in on the frightening action, even the kids. They have what the department calls "spooks of all ages."

"Three-year-old to 60. I mean, that's our age range and the little kids love it as much as the older ones do," Morris said.

Friday's Haunted Yard was canceled due to the rain, but it will re-open Halloween night. Tickets are $7 at the door.

The Haunted Yard is located at the Velma Youth Association Ball Field on S&W Road, behind the fire department. The Haunted Yard will be open from 7:00 p.m. until at least 11:00 p.m.

Proceeds go to the fire department to help equip the new fire truck the department recently purchased.