SNOWMASS VILLAGE - In the spirit of All Hallow's Eve, ghosts and goblins will be taking over the Snowmass Chapel this week.
Chapel staff are preparing for two events this year, one for middle-schoolers and one for older kids and adults, or those with a stronger stomach.
Seventh- and eighth-graders are invited to the Smashbox Spooktacular on Oct. 27 for games, a costume contest, scary movies and sweets. The middle-schoolers will also be able to take a tour through the haunted house and a ghost hunt.
After cold weather moved in on last year's event, organizer Adam Gilbert said the haunted house will be mostly inside the chapel and community center this year. He said it will be a "trick-or-treat haunted house," where the kids can open doors and navigate their own way through the scares.
The haunted house will open to the rest of the community on the eve of Halloween. Gilbert advised parents not to bring children under 13 years old, saying it "should be pretty scary."
Treats will be given to anyone in costume.