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Tunnel of Terror to Haunt Rochester for 43rd Year

Event returns to Rochester Municipal Park this weekend to scare up some fun, raise money for charity.

The Tunnel of Terror opens this weekend at Rochester Municipal Park. Photo credit: Patch file photo
The Tunnel of Terror opens this weekend at Rochester Municipal Park. Photo credit: Patch file photo
Starting this weekend, thrill seekers can shriek in terror while scaring up funds for the Rochester Area Jaycees. 

The long-running "Tunnel of Terror" haunted house, open from 7:30-10:30 p.m. each Friday and Saturday in October, opens this weekend at Rochester Municipal Park on Pine Street, north of University and west of Main Street. Admission is $15 per person.

The Tunnel of Terror is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the Jaycees, who will donate proceeds from the four weekends to four different area charities that are fighting hunger in our area. The charity weekends are as follows:

  • Older Persons’ Commission Meals on Wheels: Oct. 4-5
  • Rochester Area Neighborhood House Food Pantry: Oct. 11-12
  • Blessings in a Backpack: Oct. 18-19
  • Rochester Community House Community Kitchen: Oct. 25-26

“The Jaycees work with these four outstanding charities on an annual basis. They are doing important work in our community—feeding those who need help in our region. We are proud to partner with them to provide some Halloween scares for a great cause,” Michael Webber, 58th Chapter president, said. 

In addition to the Tunnel of Terror, the Jaycees also will host the annual Friendly Monster Day from noon-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19. Cost of admission is $2 or two cans of non-perishable food.  Friendly Monster Day is for children between the ages of 2-10.  Children are introduced to a friendly monster and are able to visit the haunted house in the daylight with their parents.  All canned food will also be donated to the Rochester Area Neighborhood House Food Pantry.

Visit the Jaycees' website at www.rochesterareajaycees.org for more information about the Tunnel of Terror and to print a coupon for $5.00 off the price of admission.

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