This past weekend at the Milton Mall was another edition of the Milton Haunted House. Hundreds of children, young and old, made their way through a maze of ghouls n ghosts with surprises around every corner.
The Haunted House originated from Ward 7 Councillor Rick Di Lorenzo’s garage in Hawthorne Village. People used to come from all over town to visit his home during Halloween to take part in his ghoulish creation. Just last year, Rick along with others held this event at the Pirate Festival and raised over $5,700 for Milton District Hospital Foundation.
This years goal was $10,000 and even though the donations are still being counted, we are confident we either hit or surpassed our goal. On behalf of the team (which included a LOT of people) I want to thank Miltonians for their generosity. Our donation boxes were filled to the brim over the course of the two days and we were blown away by the enthusiam of the residents of our town.
To Rick and his even more enthusiastic mother 🙂 , Zeeshan, Jennifer, Kim, Ed, and the MANY volunteers, actors, face painters, greeters, raffle ticket sellers and everyone who took part in the event….THANK YOU!
Another big THANK YOU goes to the sponsors of the event who helped us out. MinMaxx Realty, Milton Canadian Champion, Mattamy Homes, SST Group, Milton Nail Spa and of course without the help and space from Milton Mall, this couldnt have happened.
Taking Miranda around trick or treating last night I had the chance to hear directly from people who did come to the haunted house and the reviews were fantastic and they cant wait for next year. There are a bunch of volunteers who are pretty tired and who also have the fun task of taking down the scary structure in the mall but Im sure theyll be ready to go for next year.
I was happy to help out this weekend and it was great to see all the smiling faces and the kids who came back more than once to get the full effects of the haunted house. Some didnt make it through all the way and had to turn back but Im sure next year they will be back again.
Thanks again to Rick for the concept of the haunted house and thanks to his wife Nicole who is expecting their second child any day now. Thanks for letting Rick do this.
We will see you next year. Stay tuned for the final total … all in support of the Milton District Hospital Foundation. Our community needs this hospital expanded and the community showed just how much this weekend. Thank you!