For the last 10 years the Hamlin Recreation Department has been putting on a mega event every fall in celebration of Halloween. It began as a Haunted Hallway where the audience would walk through a hauntingly decorated and dark hallway of Hamlin Town Hall. They paid for their admission through a donation of canned goods which would later all be given to a local food bank. Over the years, as the event grew bigger and bigger encompassing most of the Town Hall campus, an admission price replaced the canned goods, but a good chunk of the proceeds are still donated to Life Solutions, Inc, Hamlin’s local charity and foodbank.
Rumor has it that Hamlin Town Hall is haunted since the days it functioned as a school. Dreadful things are said to have occurred in the girl’s bathroom and it is not unusual for strange sounds and sightings to be reported… usually around Halloween. This gave our show its name. We are expecting a visit from the Buffalo branch of Ghost Hunters this year on October 14th and hopefully we will finally get to the bottom of this story. If you see any activity in Hamlin Town Hall that night, that’s just us with the Ghost Hunter crew, showing them around the building (and probably getting pretty freaked out in the process).
This year, as we celebrate 10 years of creeping out our residents, we are going back to our original theme; the School of Screams. A school for up and coming Ghouls, Witches, Vampires, and of course, Zombies. They all need to start somewhere, right? The show will begin at the Hamlin Volunteer Ambulance (1483 Lake Rd) where tickets ($6.00) will be sold and a bus will take the audience (the new ‘students’) to the school and bring them back again. Cider, donuts, and snacks will be sold by the Volunteer ambulance crew to make waiting for the bus more enjoyable and possibly just a little less frightening.
Don’t miss the show! Next year everything will change…