Haunted Woods Walk cancelled

12 years ago

     PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — A lack of volunteers has resulted in the cancellation of a popular annual Halloween event at Aroostook State Park.
“The Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce has been unable to find enough groups and organizations to participate in the Haunted Woods Walk, so we’ve been forced to cancel the event this year,” said Theresa Fowler, executive director, CACC.

The event had originally been slated for this weekend, Oct. 19-20. Organizers then pushed the date back to Oct. 26-27, hoping more people would step forward to assist with the project. Unfortunately, not enough interest was expressed to make this year’s walk viable, thus the decision was made to cancel the event.

“For the past four years, the Haunted Woods Walk has drawn more people to Aroostook State Park than could be guided through the woods in two evenings, so the Chamber regrets having to cancel this very popular activity,” said Fowler.

Committee Chair Nola Farley said it was with regret she made the decision to cancel.

“Unfortunately, several groups who have participated in the past were unable to this year and we were unable to attract new organizations to the event,” she said.

Farley said the committee was grateful to those who’d come forward to volunteer.

“We want to thank all that were interested in hosting sites this year. We recognize the time and energy participating in this event took for the various organizations. Hopefully next year with some adjustments the Haunted Woods Walk will be held again,” said Farley.

Anyone interested in joining the committee should contact the CACC at 764-6561 or e-mail info@centralaroostookchamber.com.

“Canceling this year’s event has given us the opportunity to think about how we can continue to offer this very popular event to residents of the area. The committee will be meeting soon to start working on next year’s event,” said Farley.

Members of the CACC wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween.