In my last post I made mention of the passion and good spirited nature of Halloween fans. Today I’d like to illustrate that by telling the tale of a charity haunted attraction in my hometown of Rochester, NY.
Joe Naber and his family are some of those “Halloween people” I’ve been talking about. Over ten years ago they started a home-haunt. As time went by, the creation grew and for the past two years they’ve been a charity haunt for the Henrietta Food Cupboard.
Ultimately, his operation got too big for his little home. This year, Nightstalker Manor will be held at the Henrietta Moose Family Center. Best of all, their haunt isn’t the only thing that is growing. For 2011, all proceeds will go to The Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, Moose Charities, & the Henrietta Food Cupboard.
This kind of thing just makes me happy. Considering all of the hard work (not to mention jumping through hoops) which is involved in operating a haunted attraction, going the charity route is very cool indeed.
If you’re one of my readers in the Rochester area, I strongly urge you to check out Nightstalker Manor this season. With an admission of only $6 ($5 with a canned food item for donation), how can you go wrong? If you’re not in the area, maybe just give them a shout out and some encouragement. These are the kind of folks who make our hobby so special.
Location: The Moose Family Center, 5375 West Henrietta Rd., West Henrietta, NY 14586
Ticket Pricing: $6 (Cash Only) or $5 with non-perishable food donation
Hours & Dates: 7pm-11pm every Friday & Saturday through October