Waldoboro Fire Department, YMCA join forces for fourth annual haunted house
Waldoboro — The Waldoboro Fire Department will hold its fourth annual haunted house on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the former A.D. Gray school, which is soon to be redeveloped into the Waldoboro YMCA.
This year's theme will be Wednesday Night at the Movies, and "might" include themed rooms based on Halloween movies and "family movies gone bad." Previous themes include a historical walk through Waldoboro, the old Waldoboro Hotel, and the old Waldoboro High School.
The fire department initially planned to hold the haunted house at the station due to the lease/transfer of ownership agreement for the 56 School St. facility, but following an encounter with Central Lincoln County YMCA Executive Director Craig Wilson at a business association meeting, the fire department was invited back to put on another year of spooks and scares.
Wilson said the fire department and YMCA have a "great partnership," and that the haunted house is "a huge community activity, which is what the YMCA is all about."
Plans for the building's redevelopment will be available at the haunted house in order to solicit feedback from community members. Wilson said that YMCA volunteers and board members will also be present.
According to Assistant Fire Chief William Maxwell, preparations are a little bit behind schedule due to the last-minute change of venue, but that fire department personnel and community members are working hard to ensure a successful event.
Admission is by donation, and funds collected will go to support the Waldoboro Firemen's Association.
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