WMU News

Haunted forest will scare up funds for local agency

Oct. 25, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- A group of Western Michigan University students will celebrate Halloween as well as show their community spirit during WMU's 11th Haunted Forest from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25 and 26, at the Valley Pass near the Goldsworth Valley residence hall complex.

Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Greater Kalamazoo benefits from the annual event, which attracted about 200 people last year.

This year's Haunted Forest is being staged by students who live in the Henry and Britton/Hadley residence halls. It will run concurrently with an equally harrowing "haunted hall" designed by residents of the Harrison/Stinson residence halls to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

The 2002 Haunted Forest involves a five- to seven-minute walk through terrain that is not fully accessible to those in wheelchairs. Participants will be able to buy cider and doughnuts at the end of the walk.

The event takes place regardless of weather conditions and is not recommended for children under age 10. It is being co-sponsored by the Residence Hall Association and Campus Activities Board.

The cost is $3, or $5 for those brave enough to take advantage of the "Double Scare Deal" and visit Harrison/Stinson's haunted hall.

For more information, contact Erma Siswowaluyo, graduate resident assistant for Henry Hall, at (269) 387-5568.

Media contact: Gail Towns, 269 387-8400, gail.towns@wmich.edu

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