Letter to the Editor: Nov. 7, 2012
In spite of storm, Halloween scary success at O’Gara
The O’Gara Group would like to publicly acknowledge and thank the following folks who contributed time, money, supplies or candy to make the Halloween Haunted House and the Trunk-or-Treat so successful: Allegiance Title; Allison, Baird & Sehl Surveying; AmeriGas; Andrew Chapel Church; Angelo’s Restaurant; BB&T Bank; Backdraft; Bank of Lancaster; Bourne & Sons Janitorial; Bridget’s Florist Shop; Campbell’s Auto; Captain Faunce’s Seafood; Carrot Cottage; Coca Cola; Coles Point Tavern; Conquest Administrative; Days
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Inn; El Mariachi Restaurant; Food Lion; Robert H. Gawen & Sons; George Washington Birthplace National Monument; Larry Green, CPA; Kimbel F. M. Harvey; Holiday Inn Express; John Hutt, Jr. PC; Hutt Realty; Bill and Sue Jones; W. C. Lowery; Montross Body & Glass Shop; Montross Inn; Montross Rescue Squad; Napa (C & B Auto); Northern Neck Building Supply; Northern Neck Chevrolet; Northern Neck Inn; O’Biers; O’Gara Group volunteers, staff and families; People’s Community Bank; Kenny Pitts Auto Service; Rite Aide Pharmacy; Seven-Eleven; Stan’s Skateland; Subway/Bay Co Gas Station; Union First Market Bank; Virginia Farm Bureau; Washington & Lee High School; Washington & Lee Motel; WRAR and WNNT; Westmoreland County Museum; Westmoreland County Volunteer Fire Department; Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Department; Wilkins Grocery; Yesterday’s Restaurant and all area newspapers.
The annual Haunted House at The O’Gara Group was a great success this year even though the event was cancelled on Sunday night, October 28th due to Hurricane Sandy coming into the area. All the proceeds from Friday and Saturday are being donated to the Washington & Lee High School again this year and many of the zombies in this year’s bio-lab-gone-wrong scenario were portrayed by students who had great fun scaring visitors.
Held for the second year in a row, this event is destined to become an annual area favorite for years to come. The eerie warehouse setting at O’Gara lends itself to a frightful layout filled with volunteer actors in costume and make-up, horrific props and special effect lights and sounds.
The second Halloween event held at The O’Gara Group parking lot was the Trunk-or-Treat on October 31st. The gates to the parking-lot opened to trick-or-treaters at six o’clock as a line of hundreds of anxious costumed children formed, ready to visit the 18 vehicles full of candy and goodies. The vehicles were decorated and lit to enhance the fun of Halloween night, and many of the adults expressed profound appreciation of the gathering of area businesses and O’Gara volunteers who made this safe event possible! One mother commented that it was “one-stop” entertainment!
The O’Gara Group