Family creates 'trail of terror' for neighborhood kids
Rockland — Karen Bowen and her husband, Frank, of Rockland create a "trail of terror" each Halloween season for neighborhood kids to enjoy a little "spook."
"We had a wonderful time and had lines down the street," she said of the turnout of children to take the chilling promenade Oct. 27.
"We both love Halloween and know there are so many kids and families that don't have the opportunity to attend things like this, so we figured we could do something for the community. It's still hard times for a lot of folks and some just don't have the money to take their families to haunted houses," she said.
Friends and family volunteer, setting up the yard and dressing in ghoulish fashions. Since the trail's inception three years ago, the event has grown.
Bowen said a local business has offered to sponsor the spirited event next year, so she expects it will be "bigger and better" next season.
The event is complimentary, but Bowen said she would like to begin supporting a local food pantry through the effort, suggesting people donate non-perishable items if able. She is also teaming up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to raise money for the non-profit.
"We just want everybody to have a good time," she said.