KrisAnn Sullivan
Frank House director, 308.865.8284 OR sullivankw@unk.edu

Ghouls and boys are welcome to come trick-or-treat as part of “Phantoms at the Frank House,” which is set for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Frank House.

“Phantoms at the Frank House” is appropriate for children ages 4-10, accompanied by a responsible adult. Children will be trick-or-treating at various rooms in the Frank House where they will hear age-appropriate “spooky” stories read or told by volunteers. One of the stories has been passed down through generations of the Frank family. The Frank House is located on the University of Nebraska at Kearney West Campus.

Paula Nesiba, who has been volunteering at the “Phantoms of the Frank House” for the past several years, has organized the event.

“Last year, I told a Victorian ghost story about a woman who died in a Victorian mansion and how a little boy would see her ghost playing the piano. I was sitting at the piano in the drawing room while I told the story,” Nesiba said. “It was really cool to see the kids’ reactions. It was like they could barely breathe, because they were so into the story! The kids loved it so much!”

“‘Phantoms at the Frank House’ is great, because it’s a treat day for the kids, but they’re also learning something,” Nesiba said.

“The Frank House is a great tool for inspiring kids,” Nesiba said. “It’s awesome, because some day they’re going to pick up where we left off (caring for the Frank House). They’re being a part of our past, present and future.”

According to KrisAnn Sullivan, Frank House director, children are encouraged to come to the Frank House in costume and celebrate the spookiness of the season. No reservations are required, and there is no charge.

“Our volunteers provide the workshops and programs to benefit the House, and all donations to the cause are appreciated,” Sullivan said.

Upcoming Saturdays at the Frank House include: Nov. 5, “Kearney State College: The Early Years”; Nov. 12, “Motif Worship”; Nov. 19, “Flutes at the Frank House”; and Dec. 3, “The Studio 237 Barbershop Quartet.” For more information, visit: www.frankhouse.org