MILTONIANS GET SCARED FOR MDHF
Milton Mall was a scary place to be October 25, and 26. A group of volunteers took over one unit near the Food Court and made it into a Haunted House. There was a silent auction, raffle, pumpkin sales and face painting held with proceeds from the entire event going towards the Milton District Hospital Foundation (MDHF).
The line-ups started before noon with a steady stream of people making their way through the haunted house. Among them was the Davis family. Paige was ready for a medium-sized fright: “Scared, but not too scared.” She came to the right place.
Visitors entered through a black tent, and were welcomed by a witch, and images projected on a screen. They turned left to start through the maze completely covered with black so it appeared dark without a flashlight. Within the unit were various animatronic figures including a woman with a walker, and a clown sitting in a chair.
Actors as well populated the haunted house. A group of volunteers went through it a few times, and when asked to rate their fright on a scale of 1-10 they replied: “11.” One of their favourite parts was the actors. We gave out flashlights, and glow sticks so you could adjust how frightening it was. The volunteers said they went through once with a flashlight, and the second without.
I’ve been involved with it for 4 years. This year I was in on it from the set-up so I had a general idea of where everything was inside the Haunted House. I went through it twice with my 9-year old cousin. Once we went through with a glow stick and the instant we were done he said: “I want to go again.” The second time we went through with nothing. My favourite part was the butcher shop with the victim screaming about her hand. I found it hard to tell the difference between the actors, and animatronic figures.
The amount of funds raised is unknown at this time. We couldn’t have done it without our visitors’ endless generosity, and the support of our small army of volunteers. Thank you, and we’ll see you next year. For more information stay tuned to the website or watch our Facebook page.