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SCARE-US-HILL: A PUMPKIN BALL AT TERRACE HILL
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 6:00 PM (CDT)
Des Moines, IA
Join the Governor and First Lady for a Spooky Fun Evening at the Governor's Mansion!
As the sun sets on Halloween, and ghosts and goblins come out to play, expect the stately manor of Terrace Hill to be transformed for the Scare-Us-Hill Pumpkin Ball. Gilded chandeliers give way to cobwebs and the occasional surprise. And as the lights get turned low the mansion's true inhabitants will come to life.
The Night will Feature
Witch's Brew and Ghoulish Delights
A Carved "Funkin" Silent Auction
Pumpkins for Preservation
A Live Auction featuring a One Night Stay in the "Haunted" Guest Bedroom at Terrace Hill
Proceeds benefit the ongoing restoration and programs at Terrace Hill
Costumes are Optional
Pumpkin Ball Court
Bob and Pat Jester
Russ and Alana Trimble
Dr. Jim and Mary Ellen Kimball
Jim and Ellen Hubbell
Brad and Mary Manatt
Don and Margo Blumenthal
Frequently Asked Questions
What are my parking options to the event?
Street parking is available on Forest Drive and in the Terrace Hill Event Parking lot off Grand Avenue. Other parking will be made available across the street in the Iowa Lottery Parking Lot. Golf carts will be available to drive guests to the Carriage House for check in.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please call the Terrace Hill Society Foundation at 515-281-7205.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, each guest's name will be printed at will call.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
If you wish to change the name on the registration ticket please call the Terrace Hill Society Foundation at 515-281-7205.
When & Where
Terrace Hill is Iowa's Governor's residence and a National Historic Landmark. Given to the state in 1971 to be the official home to Iowa's First Family, it is one of Iowa's most treasured homes.
Built in 1869 by Iowa's first millionaire, restoration is designed to bring the mansion and grounds to its original state of Victorian beauty.
Each year, tens of thousands experience Terrace Hill at tours and events.