‘Halloween on the Hill’ Event Collects Food for Iowa’s Needy

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DES MOINES, Iowa --  Back for its seventh year, the residents of Sherman Hill will be decorating their historic homes with spooky scenes and collecting non-perishable food items for the Des Moines Area Religious Council  Food Pantry. Halloween on the Hill continues to grow as more residents decorate.

”It’s interesting, we actually get a lot of adults too,” said Ryan Howell, Halloween on the Hill organizer. “It’s a good mix of families and adults that come through and have a great time scaring and getting themselves scared.”

Howell says the event had its highest attendance total last year and they hope to top it this year.

Visitors can expect to see lots of ghosts and goblins, and historic homes which are haunted for one night only. The performances include a live remake of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” Freddy Kruger roaming the streets, and a seven-foot Frankenstein.

The event is free to all who dare to drive or walk through. However, visitors are asked to drop off a non-perishable food item at Hoyt Sherman Place to receive a map that includes the largest Halloween displays in the neighborhood.

The neighborhood-wide haunted house is a great family event for all ages and a fun way to support those in need in our community. Visit the DMARC website for a list of the most needed food items include canned juices, tuna, and peanut butter.

This event will be held on Halloween night, October 31st, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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