Throgs Neck school converts historic mansion into haunted house for Halloween fun
Preston High School in Throgs Neck held its fourth annual Halloween event Saturday, but with the new addition of a haunted mansion tour at night.
During the daytime, children enjoyed getting their faces painted, eating cotton candy, getting balloon animals, playing carnival games, jumping in a bouncy house and decorating their own pumpkins.
Saturday night, teenagers can check out the school's mansion, which has been transformed into a haunted house.
The mansion is a fully operational building that the school uses for class and offices.
The school's director of communications, Grace Fragale, says it's a historic mansion. She adds that the whole event sprung from the idea of “The Legend of Archie.”
"[Archie] was this presence that has been rumored to wander the Preston halls. It's kind of a haunted tour through the historic Preston mansion,” Fragale said.
Organizers say this event takes them months to prepare. They say Throgs Neck is a close-knit community, so they are happy that families here make this event a part of their own festivities.