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October 24, 2013

Getting scared for a good cause

Halloween haunt collects money for wounded soldiers

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“We have images hung in trees and bushes in the woods and have volunteers walking silently around in the dark of the woods making noise from the shadows,” Quaglietta said about the spooky show.

As they enter the woods, visitors will follow a trail lit by pumpkins that sets the atmosphere for the event. The pumpkins will be lit and set on posts to guide people along the path.

Throughout the darkened woods, visitors will see small scenes and sets with actors dressed as ghosts, zombies, skeletons and other ghouls. The scenes will depict graveyards, witches and the typical scare fare always produced by Halloween night.

Quaglietta has a group of about 35 people — family, friends and volunteers — who join in every year to help with the event.

“I don’t create any gore or pain,’’ he said. “We stay with the traditional spooky stuff to create some fun. We want this to be fun, not painful.’’

IF YOU GO

What: Spooky House display to support the Wounded Warrior Project.

When: Saturday, Oct. 26, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Rain date is Oct. 27 at the same time.

Where: 17 Lyons Farm Road, Bradford.

Admission: Free, but donations will be collected to help wounded military personnel.

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