Fall is in the air once again. As leaves begin to change color, and the weather turns, we reach for our parkas and umbrellas and settle in for the cozy winter months of rain, wind, and sogginess. But there’s something else in the air this year and it’s the 2nd Annual Haunted House in Steilacoom. As kids begin to plan their best costume ever and the excitement of trick or treating builds there is one question every kid and adult alike has to ask themselves. Do I have the guts to go through the Haunted House? From the wagon shop of horror to the zombies in the orchard this years haunted house is sure to spook everyone young and old. Last years event drew over 750 people and we are hoping for an even bigger turnout this year. It was great to see families mingling on the street corner dressed up in their costumes laughing, talking, and nervously considering entry into the unknown. Even the faint of heart were lining up for a second and even a third run through.
If you are wondering what this years proceeds are going to let me introduce you to three year old Cole Vukich. Cole lives in University place and was recently diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. Cole is going through Chemo and lumbar punctures. He has constant headaches and tires easily, but tries to be happy. Those of us who have healthy children often forget how blessed we are until we hear stories like Cole’s. When I think of the word community I think of people helping each other out in good times and tough times. I think of people lending a hand to total strangers like Cole because it’s the right thing to do. I think of people who when they see a need they respond, they don’t talk about it, they don’t hold meeting after meeting, they take action. Through that selfless action we become united and we fulfill what we are called to do in this life, love our neighbors. Cole’s family is looking at medical bills reaching up to $500,000 and one way we can help his family is to attend this years fundraiser Haunted House, have a fun time and help out a neighbor at the same time. For more info or to make a donation for Cole visit his website.
If you don’t care for haunted houses come to the museum for the pumpkin walk and a cup of cider and show the Steilacoom Historical Society and Cole Vukich your support. This years event will be held at the the Steilacoom historical society museum located on the corner of Rainier and Main. Friday October 30th. and Saturday October 31st. From 7pm to 11pm. Recommended donation is $5. We hope to see you there, and beware of the chain saw guy lurking in the shadows.
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