WMU News

Students stage haunted forest for charity

Oct. 21, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University students possessed by community spirit will stage the 10th WMU Haunted Forest from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25, at the Valley Pass near the Goldsworth Valley residence hall complex and pond.

One-quarter of money raised will benefit Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Greater Kalamazoo and one-quarter will support AIDS awareness and research. The remainder of the proceeds will be used to offset expenses.

The WMU Haunted Forest is staged by students who live in the Henry and Britton/Hadley residence halls. It involves a five- to seven-minute walk, through terrain that is not fully accessible to those in wheelchairs, with participants being scared and awed at stops along the way.

The event, which attracted about 400 people in 2002, costs $3 per person and will takes place regardless of weather conditions. It is not recommended for children under age 10.

Co-sponsors include the Residence Hall Association, Residence Life "Hot Spots" Weekend Programming and the Campus Activities Board.

For more information, contact Lynnae Sale, assistant hall director for Britton/Hadley, at (269) 387-6660.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 269 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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