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Halloween Haunted House at Hudson Valley Community College

Free candy for kids, benefit for hurricane relief

CONTACT: Jason McCord (518) 629-7180 or (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, October 10, 2005

There will be plenty of Halloween fun for children of all ages this month when Hudson Valley Community College hosts a haunted house from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31 outside the McDonough Sports Complex.

The 1,000-square-foot haunted house, sponsored by the college's Student Senate, will feature an enclosed maze with special lighting, sound effects and actors in costume. A $1 suggested donation will be collected and baked goods also will be sold, with all proceeds benefiting hurricane victims.

Free candy will be given out to all attendees and Hudson Valley Theater Club students will paint faces. A best costume contest will also be held at 8 p.m. with a prize awarded to the winner.

For more information about this event, contact Erika Rau at (518) 629-7183 or

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 60 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and workforce and academic preparation programs offered through the Educational Opportunity Center. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has more than 60,000 alumni.