EAST BRUNSWICK — If you’re looking for a good scare this Halloween season, Middlesex County’s 4-H Teen Council invite you to their Haunted House every Friday and Saturday in October from 7 to 11 p.m. Willing participants should visit the Middlesex County 4-H Center, on the corner of Cranbury and Fern Road in East Brunswick, and be prepared to scream. The Haunted House is a fund-raising event with a $4 admission fee.
4-H youth organize and produce this event as a community service, because the House of Horrors is a fundraiser in disguise. The 4-H House of Horrors requires much planning and preparation, consuming every weekend evening in October; but 4-Hers are serious about their cause. While the of guests that experience the Haunted House see ghosts and goblins, these 4-Hers see funding that goes toward their next big event, Project GIFT.
Project GIFT is a charitable holiday shopping event that takes place in December. Proceeds from the House of Horrors allow the 4-H Teens to buy presents, and everything necessary to host 200 limited resource families at the 4-H Log Cabin; where they can “shop” for gifts for their children at no cost to themselves. In many cases, this is the only way that these children will receive gifts.
For directions to the Haunted House and the 4-H Center, check the county website at www.co.middlesex.nj.us/extensionservices/4hclubs_directions.asp