Sun Street Centers Hosts 4th Annual Castle of the Dead & Pumpkin Patch to Benefit Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Programs

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Posted: Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Sun Street Centers Hosts 4th Annual Castle of the Dead & Pumpkin Patch to Benefit Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Programs

October 25th, 26th, 29th – 31st

SALINAS, CA – Be prepared to be scared…if you dare! For the fourth year in a row, Sun Street Centers will be hosting the Castle of the Dead Haunted House & Pumpkin Patch at the Storm House at 185 Maryal Drive (behind the Salinas DMV office) during Halloween week. The event is a volunteer collaboration between diverse community organizations, local businesses and volunteers of all ages.

Build-out of a 6,000 square foot haunted house has already begun, and will include a Steam Punk Castle, a Haunted Sanitarium and a Merciless Maze that will be sure to impress and bring some hair raising chills to those that dare to enter. The haunted house will be complemented by an outdoor, family friendly pumpkin patch with entertainment, games and superheroes for the younger children. Pumpkins will also be sold.

The objective of the event is to provide local youth and families with a safe, fun and healthy entertainment alternative during Halloween week. “We want to bring families together, particularly our youth, in a fun and inclusive way. Each year our event grows in theatrics and popularity, and this year we expect to bring over 2,000 people together.“, said Anna Foglia, Chief Executive Officer of Sun Street Centers.

Tickets for entry into the event are $12.00 each (or $6.00 for children eight years and under). The event will culminate on Halloween day (9:00 p.m.) with a raffle of a new Harley Davidson motorcycle, generously donated by Fresh Express. Motorcycle raffle tickets are $10.00 each (or three for $25.00).


Event Hours:

Saturday, October 25th – 3pm to 10pm

Sunday, October 26th – 3pm to 9pm

Monday, October 27th – Closed

Tuesday, October 28th – Closed

Wednesday, October 29th – 7pm to 10pm

Thursday, October 30th – 7 pm to 10pm

Friday, October 31st – 6pm to 12am


Event proceeds will benefit Sun Street Centers’ STEPS (Safe Teens Empowerment Program), a substance abuse prevention peer-to-peer mentoring after-school program led by local high students. STEPS students are active in our community and participate in influencing local policy, community resource fairs and clean-ups, and with law enforcement agencies, including at alcohol check points.

For more information contact Anna Foglia at (831) 753-5144 ext. 1 or Araceli Bernardasci at 831-753-5150. For further information about Sun Street Centers or the event please go to and follow the link to the Castle of the Dead page.