The Pasketts built their first haunted house in 1999 and have been doing it every year since.
In the beginning, only a few people visited. “We were the first ones on this street an nobody was coming here,” Darrin Paskett said. Determined, the couple sat around a fire pit in front of their house, trying to get their neighbors to check it out.
Their holiday attraction has since exploded in popularity. Last year about 600 people came to see what Darrin Paskett dubs the “Halloween House.” It took him over a month to complete the decorations this year.
The couple has taken this as an opportunity to give back to their community. Admission to the house is free, but Paskett requests that people donate canned goods or money before entering. The donations are given to the Elks Lodge in Roy, which helps families during Thanksgiving and Christmas.
“Thats the biggest thing that I like — I know that the money and the food we give to them stays in Roy,” Darrin Paskett said.