A group of Westfield community members, whose lives have been touched directly or indirectly by Hospice Chautauqua County, are transforming an old storage building into a haunted house and donating the proceeds to Hospice Chautauqua County for the second year in a row.
"This is a wonderful way to provide enjoyment for the community while giving back to an incredible community asset such as Hospice Chautauqua County," said Ed Slate, longtime Westfield resident and committee member.
A new theme and new ideas promise to bring chills, screams and delight to residents who take a walk through the Haunted House and the grounds surrounding the building. The Haunted House, located on the corner of Jefferson and Pearl streets, will be open to the public beginning Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16 and 17 and continue Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23 and 24, with extended hours during Halloween week to include Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29, 30-31. Hours are from 7-9 p.m. A donation of $1 per person will be accepted at the entrance to the Haunted House. Children 8 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Refreshments will be available.
"Everyone had such a great time last year, that our committee decided to tackle the event again," Slate said.
The donation made to Hospice Chautauqua County last year was $3,000.
"The support we received from everyone was greater than we could have imagined," Slate said. "We are confident that we will raise even more money this year."
Donations or sponsors for the event are welcome. Interested parties should contact Ed Slate at 326-3690 or call the Hospice Office at 338-0033.