WMU News

Haunting fund raiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Oct. 18, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University will be providing some scary family fun this Halloween season while at the same time, raising funds for a local nonprofit organization.

The public is invited to participate in WMU's 10th Haunted Forest from 9 p.m. to midnight Thursday and Friday, Oct. 26 and Oct. 27, at the Valley Pass near the Goldsworth Valley residence hall complex. The proceeds will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kalamazoo. Last year, the event raised more than $1,850 for the organization.

Residence hall students are staging the Haunted Forest, which is not recommended for children under age 13. The event will take place regardless of weather conditions and will involve a five- to seven-minute walk through terrain that is not fully accessible to those in wheelchairs. Hot cocoa will be provided at the end of the walk.

The Haunted Forest is being sponsored by the governing councils for Britton-Haddley, Henry and Hoekje Halls; the Campus Activities Board; and the Residence Hall Association. The cost is $3 for persons age 14 and older and $2 for those under age 14. Participants younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, contact Brian-Patrick Kurisky, Henry Hall director, at (616) 387-6645 or Brad Harr, Britton-Hadley Hall director, at (616) 387-6603.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 616 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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