Three groups benefit from first Ghost Walk for Charity

In this Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 supplied photo, members of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cornwall and District receive a donation from the first Ghost Walk for Charity. Shown are BBBS board member David Murphy, board president Anne Bourdon and Ghost Walk chairman Mike Turcotte. (David Murphy via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL – Some spooky fun has scared up $15,000 for three local charities.

Cornwall’s Ghost Walk for Charity held its inaugural event Oct. 23-28, 2017 in the Cotton Mill District.

Close to 2,000 people went through the pre-Halloween spooky event.

“We were overwhelmed with the community response,” founder and chairman Mike Turcotte said. “To raise that kind of money in our first year is beyond what we expected. We’re already looking forward to scaring even more people next year.”

The $15,000 was split evenly between Bereaved Families of Cornwall and Area, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Cornwall and District and Hospice Cornwall.

There is also a $5,000 match from Scotiabank Cornwall for each group.

For more information on next year’s event visit the Ghost Walk website.