With Halloween approaching, the city of Leavenworth and a high school theater class are partnering for the Haunted Depot.

With Halloween approaching, the city of Leavenworth and a high school theater class are partnering for the Haunted Depot.

The event is scheduled for 5-10 p.m. Saturday at the Riverfront Community Center, 123 S. Esplanade St.

Nancy Baker, recreation supervisor for the city, said the gymnasium at the community center will be set up for a festival with games and other activities. A fire safety house also will be set up in a parking lot south of the gymnasium.

Children will be able to trick-or-treat at the festival from 5-7 p.m.

“We’re encouraging kids to come in their own costumes,” Baker said.

And along the track area of community center, students from Leavenworth High School’s Repertory Theater class will be staging haunted house tours. The tours were created by members of the class.

The Scaredy Cat tour will be offered from 5-6:30 p.m. This tour is considered appropriate for children.

“The scare level is not as intense,” Baker said.

Beginning at 7 p.m., the high school students will offer the Nightmare on Esplanade Street tour.

Tickets will be $2 each for those wanting only to attend the festival. Tickets are $7 for the festival and a haunted house tour.

There will be no admission for children who are 2 years of age and younger between 5-6:30 p.m.

Some of the proceeds from the event will support scholarships provided for Leavenworth Parks and Recreation activities such as youth sports and swimming lessons.

A portion of the proceeds also will go the Repertory Theater class.

The new class was created at Leavenworth High School to provide advanced theater students opportunities for design, performance and theater management, according to a news release from school spokeswoman Catey Edwards.

Each semester, the class will be putting on a live production as well as creating a short film.

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