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Haunted house raises over $6,500 for Springhill schools

['<p>It takes between 20 and 30 volunteers to make a good thing scary at the Simons’ haunted house and trail walk. With the support of businesses and organizations, like Laurie Lodge No. 70 and the Masonic Foundation of Nova Scotia, this year’s two-day event has already gained a healthy donation for two local schools.</p>']
['<p>It takes between 20 and 30 volunteers to make a good thing scary at the Simons’ haunted house and trail walk. With the support of businesses and organizations, like Laurie Lodge No. 70 and the Masonic Foundation of Nova Scotia, this year’s two-day event has already gained a healthy donation for two local schools.</p>']

Springhill

Who knew getting so scared would be so good.

This year’s Haunted House and Trail at the Simons’ Valley Road home offered frights and delights over two weekends – Oct. 21, and again Oct. 28th. In the end maybe a few people were more afraid of the dark than before, but everybody went home the hero of this scary story.”

“On behalf of all the Haunted House crew, we would like to say thank you to everyone who supported our fundraiser in every capacity,” Tena and Justin Simons said on behalf of this year’s volunteers. “The builders, haunters, deconstruction crew and all of you who were brave enough to walk through our haunted maze and trail.”

The two days combined, and with the support of the local masonic lodge, volunteers raised a respectable amount for Springhill’s schools and the local food bank.

“We had an amazing two days of haunting collecting many items for the local food bank and raised over $5,000,” volunteers reported. “A huge thank you goes out to the Masonic Laurie Lodge No. 70, who will top our total up an additional $1,500 for a grand total of $6,500.”

All these proceeds will be distributed between the Springhill Jr. Sr. High School and the Springhill Elementary School’s home and school associations.

Sponsors for this year’s event provided assistance in the form of goods and materials, donations and more, and the event could not have happened without the local support.

“A huge shout out to all our sponsors; McMillan’s Home Hardware, Archway Insurance, Foodland, Gabriel’s Septic, Laurentide, and the Correctional Unions,” the team said. “Once again, thank you all so much and we will haunt you again in two years.”

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