Raise the Dead, Feed the Living
Fort Myer’s local chapter of Kiwanis, an international organization dedicated to changing the world, one child at a time, is hosting a local spook festival in Fort Myers, Florida. Located in Gulf Coast Town Center, the local chapter of Kiwanis has dedicated their time and talent to fostering a haunted house that will run through the month of October.
Wally Cordell, president of the Fort Myers chapter of Kiwanis, or “head ghoul in charge,” gave insight to his fifteen years of experience with the organization.
“I am excited to be part of something that everyone can be a part of. Our chapter used to host this haunted house on private property, but we have now taken it to a large scale, by hosting it in the 7,000 sq. ft. building at Gulf Coast Town Center. Everyone gets involved; from fifth grade to college to adults. Everyone wants to get partake and feel like they are part of something great.”
The haunted house features an array of adventures from reserving your own table of scare, where you and up to three friends enjoy dinner and the show of watching as visitors get terrified, or buying a life after death insurance policy. In addition to great scares, the haunted house includes a blood pond, where visitors can make a wish by throwing a quarter in the pond. One hundred percent of all proceeds go directly into scholarship funds, builders club, grade school awards, and local organizations such as boy and girl scouts.
The event, which caters 40-60 live volunteers, expects to pull in over large amounts of thrill-seekers. In addition, visitors are encouraged to bring in canned goods for which Kiwanis donates to Interfaith Food Bank.
If a fright with goodwill attached is what your looking for, head down to Gulf Coast Town Center, where Kiwanis will be featuring the haunted house for the remainder of the month.