It’s almost time to get your skeletons out of the closet and dress up as your favourite Halloween character.
You won’t have to go very far to have some real spooky holiday fun.
For the ninth year in a row, Albion Hills Auto Collision in Palgrave is hosting a haunted house at their Highway 50, location.
The event is becoming quite a local tradition and every year more and more Halloween ghouls arrive to take a tour and get a scare – in a fun way.
Last year around four hundred kids visited the haunted house and with parents tagging along and probably enjoying it just a much, that’s a pretty big turn-out for a single night event.
The team at Albion Hills spend several days just clearing out the building to make room, clearing out all the vehicles, tools, and equipment, then two days to build the haunted house.
It has become a real community event with the Palgrave Rotary Club serving hot chocolate in the parking lot and a police officer at the crosswalk on Highway 50, to make sure everyone arrives safely.
“We have the police officers that help the kids cross the road which is fantastic. We want to keep everyone safe,” explained Albion Hills Auto Collision Director of Operations, Sandra Barbaro. “We will also have members of the Tottenham Steam hockey club who will be coming out to help us out.”
The haunted house is suitable for all ages. When really young kids arrive the performers change their routine to make the evening enjoyable for everyone.
“It’s definitely suitable for all ages. It’s fun for everyone,” Ms. Barbaro explained. “We have a glow-stick procedure to let everyone know to take it easy on the little ones. We have treats for the kids. It’s a lot of work but it’s for a good cause and the community seems to enjoy it.”
New this year there will be live entertainment. A local Caledon band, ‘Five Two Eight’, will be performing. Band members, Julia Gentile, Dylan Duthie, Marco Sist, and Ryan McMahon, will provide the music for the night.
In addition to being a fun Halloween night activity, the event raises funds for Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto.
Donations will be accepted on the night of the haunted house so come prepared to have a scary night while helping support a good cause.
Albion Hills Auto Collision is a premier facility for auto collision in the region.
At their current location for over 14 years, they have seven auto bays and a spray booth on site.
Experts in body work and paint they are a full service collision centre located right in Palgrave.
As experts in their field they are a preferred location for collision work by many insurance companies and automobile dealerships who rely on their automotive craftsmanship to restore a damaged vehicle to pristine condition.
The paint shop produces the highest quality work for a full automobile make-over or colour matching for replacement parts.
They also do rust proofing and car detailing on site.
The haunted house will be open at Albion Hills Auto Collision on Halloween night, Tuesday, October 31, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:p.m., at 17063 Highway 50, in Palgrave.