NILES SCREAM PARK RAISES MORE THAN $132,000 FOR LOCAL GROUPS

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NILES, Mich. (November 27, 2018) – The Niles Scream Park, one of Michiana’s most popular autumn attractions, recently completed another successful season at its always changing 44 acre site on Mayflower Road between Niles and Buchanan.

This year, the 45th consecutive year for running the project, the Scream Park raised over $132,000 for more than 80 area children’s organizations, civic groups and other charities. Proceeds benefitted local school and service organizations including groups such as the Boy Scouts, the Make a Wish Foundation, Pets Connect, the Niles Drama Club, the Lakeshore High School Stage Crew and the Relay For Life (American Cancer Society). The funds raised also will be used for four college scholarships for local high school seniors.

In addition to the cash donations, the Niles Scream Park supported many local causes, auctions and benefits with ticket donations totaling more than $2,800.

The project included six haunted attractions and provided volunteer opportunities both in construction and operation of the Scream Park. Plans are underway for even more frightening additions in the coming year. Over 22,000 hours were volunteered by over 565 different people before and during its 22 nights of operation to prepare and operate the seasonal attraction.

The year also marked a visit from interior visitor number 2,000,000. Yessica Renteria of Plymouth, Indiana, was the special milestone visitor. She received a gift pack when she visited the Scream Park on Sunday, October 14, 2018 with her friends George Barragan of Plymouth, IN, Brenda Huizar of Michigan City, IN and Alejandro Huizar of Lafayette, IN.

The Scream Park broke several attendance records this year. On Saturday, September 29th it set an all time record for a September night , welcoming 6,406 interior attraction visitors. On Friday, October 26th, the Park broke an all-time attendance record for a Friday night, welcoming 8,353 interior attraction visitors. The all-time attendance record for a single night was broken on Saturday, October 13th, when the Park welcomed 14,823 interior attraction visitors! The Scream Park concluded the season with the best season on record, welcoming 116, 954 interior attraction visitors to the Park!!

Highlights of the season included a visit from Tony Moran, the actor best known for his starring role as the original psychotic killer, Michael Myers, in the classic 1978 John Carpenter film, Halloween, defining this role for the long-running film series.

The Scream Park is recognized nationally in the haunted attraction industry. It was voted #1 Haunted Attraction in the nation by voters on the Coaster Nation annual Halloween poll.

For the fifth consecutive year, the Haunted House Indy review team named the attraction a “Must See Haunt in 2018”. The Park also was chosen as #1 Halloween Activity in the South Bend Tribune’s Readers Choice Awards for the fifth consecutive year and named the Best of the Best by Leader Publications.

NILES SCREAM PARK SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS 2019

NHS Scholarship 2019NILES, Michigan (July 19, 2019) — The Niles Haunted House Board of Directors is pleased to announce the deserving graduates who will receive scholarships from the Niles Scream Park community project. These graduates stood out based on their academic success, involvement in the Michiana community and future aspirations to become civic leaders. We are proud of the accomplishments achieved by this group of young adults and are confident in their ability to sustain success in their collegiate and professional careers. The scholarship recipients are as follows:

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Best Halloween Activity

Readers Choice 2018The Niles Scream Park is honored to be named the 2018 "Best Halloween Activity" by the South Bend Tribune readers in the annual Readers' Choice Awards. This is the sixth year in a row the Scream Park has been chosen number one by the South Bend Tribune readers.

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Donations

We love our volunteers. One of the best things about them is that they are all working for a charity or non-profit group. They work hard all season, and at the end of the season, the money brought in by the Park is divided up by the number of hours worked. Here is a record of donations for the last ten years. (Click on the link to see a detailed list for recent years.)

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