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​​​​Freaky Fairbanks Haunted Tours 2015

​​With a passion to make a change, Amy Blansit and her late husband Drew Lewis purchased the landmark Fairbanks building with the intention of transforming it into a safe, fun place for families and local youth to relax, learn, and grow. Although Drew lost his battle with cancer in May of 2013, Amy continues to work to achieve their vision.  

The Fairbanks Elementary School was built over a hundred years ago. Its school rooms, once filled with the laughter of children are no more. The last students disappeared 8 years ago - never to return. It stands empty while ghostly figures lurk in the dead of night leaving strange markings on the walls.

Now, some say it's a perfect place to dread entering. No one knows what might jump out to scare you... That's why they call it the 'Freaky Fairbanks', and this October, it'll being haunted for everyone's Halloween fun! The Drew Lewis Foundation at the Fairbanks, in partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs  of Springfield and Missouri State University, wants to freak you out with the 2nd Annual Freaky Fairbanks Haunted Tours!  Come and discover the ghostly story of the historic Fairbanks Elementary School over the course of two weekends: October 22-24 and 29-31, 2015. The hour from 7 to 8 pm will be kid-friendly for ages 12 and under. The 13 and up version will take place from 8-10 pm.  

All proceeds will go directly to the Drew Lewis Foundation education and neighborhood enhancement projects at the Fairbanks, with a goal of $2,000 to be donated to the partnership between Drew Lewis Foundation and the Henderson and Sertoma units of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield. The funds will support the Fine Arts and Music programs. 

​​We hope you will join us for Freaky Fairbanks Haunted Tours -

a spooky event that will make our community a better place to live!



*Tickets will be reserved at the check-in table. 

Tickets are $5 per person or $20 for a group of 6 


$2 per person OR $8 for a group of 6 

(Bring a piece of mail OR photo I.D. with your current address. This discount is only available at the door.)

Kids ages 5 and under are FREE!

Click on the "Buy Now" button
make checks payable to
Drew Lewis Foundation 
c/o The Fairbanks 
1126 North Broadway, Building A
Springfield, Missouri, 65802

​​Our Partners Include:

Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield

Missouri State University

Our Business Sponsors Include:

​​Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP

Our Service Sponsors Include:

​Colorgraphic Printing, Inc.

Life360 Church

​Redeemer Church

Special Thanks Include:
Citizen & Service Learning at Missouri State University
David Weddle
John & Gay Lewis
Mark McQueary
Nancy Visio

Piper Merrill - Sertoma Unit Boys and Girls Club Member & Freaky Fairbanks Story Narrative Winner

Serenity Gail Barrow Clough - Henderson Unit Boys and Girls Club Member & Freaky Fairbanks Story Narrative Winner
Stephanie Montgomery