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Redwood City to be haunted by ghosts, vampires, and more! Proceeds from Haunted House benefit the Fair Oaks Community Center

Redwood City, CA - October 17, 2003 - This Halloween, you can visit ghosts, ghouls, goblins, and more at the second annual Redwood City Haunted House. Brave visitors will work their way through a variety of nightmarish scenes, avoiding the clutches of hungry beasts, the gnashing implements of torture, and the bloody strangleholds of ghostly creatures, hopefully escaping with their lives and with all their body parts intact.

It all happens on Thursday, October 30 and Friday, October 31 from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Fair Oaks Community Center, 2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. Proceeds from the $5 adult and $3 children’s entry fee will benefit the Fair Oaks Community Center’s Holiday Fund and emergency assistance fund.

People who dare to visit will take a guided tour through 10,000 “scare-” feet of these murky haunted chambers as they are confronted by bizarre and horrible creatures. This year’s new and improved Halloween extravaganza promises extreme fun and frights. Parks, Recreation and Community Services employee Steve White is the haunted house director, with extensive special effects experience, including in Hollywood, and has produced many haunted houses elsewhere on the Peninsula, in addition to last year’s very successful offering in Redwood City.

EXPERIENCE the horror! FEEL the excitement! ENJOY Halloween fun, and contribute to a great cause! Due to the frightening nature of the Redwood City Haunted House, this event is recommended for children ages 10 and older. (For younger children, be sure to visit Redwood City’s Halloween Spooktakular, Saturday, October 25th at 11 am at Red Morton Community Center.)

The Fair Oaks Community Center, operated by the Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, offers information, referral, and counseling services to persons living in Redwood City and neighboring communities. Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department provides programs and facilities for social, educational, recreational, and cultural activities for all ages and interests, and supplies building and custodial services for City buildings. Redwood City Parks is more than you think! Visit the Parks website at, or call 650-780-7250 for information on this and other programs.

Visit Redwood City’s website at for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business.

Contact: Teri Chin
Human Services Manager
(650) 780-7510


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