Local haunted house a community favorite | Bonney Lake

The annual haunted house collects donations for the Bonney Lake Food Bank

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Summer is long gone now, the air is crisper and Halloween is right around the corner.

And for Bonney Lake residents, Rick and Paula Leavitt that means getting ready for their annual haunted house.

For the past 10 years, Rick Leavitt said, they have been doing the haunted house for the local community.

“The kids and grown-ups just love it and talk about it all year long,” he said.

Leavitt added that they skipped it one year and the kids were pretty sad.

“We will most likely be doing it for years to come,” he said.

Four years ago, they started collecting canned and dry foods as well as cash donations for the Bonney Lake Food Bank.

Leavitt said they were putting so much time and effort into creating the haunted house that they thought why not give back to the food bank.

“This time of the year the food bank really needs the communities help,” he said. “It’s just our way to give back a little.”

The Leavitt’s use their three-car garage to house the haunted house. He said they build walls, hallways and chambers managing to fit a lot in there.

“It’s pretty scary,” he said. “We have an electric chair, monsters, clowns and zombies.”

Friends and neighbors of the Leavitt’s help setup and work the haunted house, they also help hand out candy and hot chocolate.

About 200 people attended last year’s haunted house and four barrels of food was collected for the food bank, Leavitt said.

The haunted house this year is on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 9 p.m.

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