Known far and wide for its unparalleled terrifying tours, the Haunted Town of Lil-Sur-Mer blew its previous fundraising total out of the water this season.
Set up just south of Swift Current every fall leading up to Halloween, the event gives back to the community with its proceeds.
This run brought in more than $24,000 to give to local charities—$10,000 more than last year.
It felt amazing for President Andy Keys to see such a large turnout; he loves to give back, and getting to scare people is a huge bonus.
“We had three [groups] initially that we were going to give the money to,” he said. “But because we've well exceeded our expectations, there are going to be more announced.”
At a volunteer pizza party hosted at A.M. Delivery, twelve cheques ranging from $4,000 to $5,000 will be presented to local organizations on November 25.
While he didn’t want to give away any surprises about the tours, past or future, Keys did say that big plans are already in the works for next year.
The attraction has grown over its seven-year lifespan, as people from all over the province now travel to Swift Current just for the Haunted Town.
“[We were] very surprised from how far people are travelling for the event,” he said. “All in all, it was more to do; we normally have six attractions out there, this year we had eight. And it takes approximately about an hour to go through the whole deal.”
The recipients of the cheques will be announced at the volunteer event later this month.
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