Family-friendly Halloween experience at Eisenhower Park
The Milford Arts Council and Pantochino Productions will present Happy Haunts Hollow, a drive-through Halloween experience for families Oct. 22-25, from 6-9 p.m., at Eisenhower Park, 780 North St., Milford.
This family-friendly event includes a series of Halloween scenes featuring live actors who portray fun, non-threaterning characters. There will be lights, theatrics, dance, and an original musical score by Pantochino’s Justin Rugg.
Attendees can meet a gaggle of friendly witches, dancing scarecrows, a mummy band, and more. “We’re thrilled to bring this unique and safe family event to life here in Milford,” said Bert Bernardi, co-producer of Pantochino. “Our ridiculously entertaining brand and favorite company members will all appear in this unique drive-through experience.”
Happy Haunts Hollow is sponsored by the City of Milford, Milford Prevention Council, and PEZ Candy USA. Julie Nash, the director of Economic and Community Development for the City of Milford is thrilled that the MAC and Pantochino found a way to keep Halloween alive under the extraordinary circumstances. “This is going to be a real treat for kids and adults alike to experience a first class production,” said Nash.
Wendy Gibbons, Milford Prevention Council Program director also is excited to partner with Pantochino and the MAC for a safe, fun and entertaining event. “This event sends such a positive message to the community that (with creativity) we can still find ways to celebrate and have fun in the current environment,” added Gibbons.
This event is just one of many ways that the MAC and Pantochino have turned a challenging situation into a creative opportunity. “What some people view as an unfortunate situation, we see as a chance to generate fresh, original, and unique ideas,” said Paige Miglio, executive director of Milford Arts Council, the MAC. “Being able to bring a little Halloween magic to families, when many are missing out on normal traditions, is so important to both Pantochino and the MAC.”
Tickets are $20 per car and may be purchased at http://www.pantochino.com/happy-haunts-hollow.