Even though I was recovering from sickness, the stomach flu to be exact, I couldn’t help myself but go to my friend’s haunted hayride last night. It’s something my friend’s family does every year. It’s really cool because my friend’s dad aka Poppa P loves doing it. I think Halloween is a holiday that suits him very well.
A lot of the family and their friends will get dressed up to scare the little kids and big kids (adults) that come through to get a good scare. Whether we are dressed up as Frankenstein, girls getting arms chainsawed, or creepy people scaring up on you, we always try to get a good scare. To some people the goal is to make the little kids cry, but I feel bad doing that. It’s fun to see people jump a little.
This was my first time doing the haunted hayride and I realized that it is more than just something to do on Halloween instead it’s something that people appreciate and are really thankful for. The friend’s family that runs the haunted hayride doesn’t take any money everything is free. Poppa P spent over 20 hours putting this year’s set up together, but he would never tell you that because that’s not the point.
At the end of this year’s haunted hayride a neighbor left a thank you note saying how grateful she is for what they do and hopes they continue to do it. That’s what made me realize that this was much more than just some random hayride, but instead it brought community and people together. That may sound cheese ball to you, but first of all I am a cheese ball, and second of all sometimes the truth is cheesy.
So shout out to those who bring the community together and also shout out to my best friend and his family who I am so grateful to have in my life and who were teaching me the Butler Way before I even got to Butler.
Here’s a video with our obsession of Blue 2, and also his baby bro that he loves to tweet about.