With Halloween just around the corner you probably have seen various decorated homes throughout Oakville, but one them stands out from the rest and that one is in Solingate drive.
You’ll be able to see monsters, ghosts and ghouls at Todd Wirtz home. This haunted attraction has been a “must visit” in Oakville for 24 years and Todd says that every year it will keep getting bigger and better.
Witz ends up spending around $1,500 each year maintaining it and adding more spooky decorations. It takes him seven to eight days to complete his Halloween masterpiece.
It is called a haunted house but don’t worry Todd wanted it to be spooky not gory, a place where kids and parents of all ages can come by and enjoy some Halloween fun.
But this haunted event is not just about having a good time, every year Witz collects donations of canned goods and gives them to the Fare Share Food Bank. Currently he has three bins set up on his property where Oakville residents can come and donate perishable food items from now until Halloween.
Fare Share Food Bank has been helping Oakville families in need since 1988 and currently serves 350 to 400 families (approximately 1,200 to 1,800 people) per month from its 1240 Speers Rd. location.
Some of the most needed items you can donate are:
- Powdered laundry soap
- Instant coffee
- Cereal (hot/cold)
- Pancake mix/syrup
- Cake mixes/icing
- Side dishes (rice/pasta/potatoes)
- Diapers (size 4, 5 and 6)
Last year alone his attraction drew in around 600 kids on Halloween night with about 7,000 pounds of food and $5,000, which was donated to Fare Share.
Don’t worry parents, this attractions is not only for kids! There will also be a hospitality tent for adults, which will feature barbecued food, hot chocolate, and other refreshments in exchange for Fare Share donations.
So make sure you dress up in your Halloween costumes and come have a good time at 111 Solingate Drive.
Go to http://www.oakvillehauntedhouse.ca/ for more information