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D.A.R., paranormal groups host Halloween event for Deason home

A Halloween open house will be held at the Deason home Saturday from 6-11 p.m. A Halloween open house will be held at the Deason home Saturday from 6-11 p.m.
Hundreds of Jones County residents are likely to line up to get a good holiday scare this weekend at one of the oldest and, some would say, most haunted houses in the Pine Belt.    

Saturday night, the Daughters of the American Revolution and Magnolia State Paranormal are hosting a Halloween open house at the historic Deason home in Ellisville. It will include tours of the interior and will also feature lots of Civil War re-enactors on the grounds. 

The goal is to raise funds for upkeep of the house, which was built in 1845.  

"These open houses and our fund raisers allow us to keep the house open and allow us to keep working on it and hopefully, preserve it for everyone," said Justine Jones, a member of the Tallahala Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution    

"We really enjoy it, we want this house to be around a long, long time," said Misty Smith, a member of the D.A.R. and Magnolia State Paranormal. "So, that's why we help during the month of October, because everybody wants to be a ghost hunter. Some believe and some don't, but (visitors) still come back for more," she said. 

The event runs from 6-11 p.m. Admission is five dollars.

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