ASHVILLE - The Chautauqua Children's Safety Education Village is introducing a new fundraiser for Halloween.
From 7 to 11 p.m. on three consecutive weekends, Oct. 12-13, Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 26-27, the Safety Village will be turned into the Town of Terror. There will be a Haunted Hayride, and the safety village will be overtaken by fog and creatures that lurk in dark places. The fundraiser is co-sponsored by Bob Evans, and Media One Group.
There will also be food and treats such as kettle corn, candy apples, donuts, and homemade baked goods from Bob Evans. There will also be Tim Horton's coffee and orange drinks from McDonalds. Concessions start at 6 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are $8 and can be purchased at The Children's Safety Village, Bob Evans in Jamestown, Fredonia and Warren, Curves at Chautauqua Mall, Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Unions in Falconer, Jamestown, Dunkirk and Mayville and all Jamestown Area Community Federal Credit Unions. Tickets are $10 at the door.
In addition to the Town of Terror, the safety village will have its annual Halloween Fun Fair for children up to 12 years of age from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30. Children will be able to dress up and trick or treat among the many buildings of the safety village. There will also be food and treats for sale, cotton candy, candy apples, kettle corn, face painting, pumpkin decorating, hayrides and a petting zoo. Tickets are $3, $2 for children ages 4 to 12 and free for children under 3 years of age. For more information or tickets, call Terri Kindberg at 499-8138 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chautauqua Children's Safety Education Village is located in Ashville. It is a non-for-profit organization formed in 1996 made up of an educational facility surrounded by a child-sized village, complete with a business district, paved roads, street signs, sidewalks and everything one would find in an actual village. The purpose of the safety village is to educate children, primarily in the areas of traffic, bike and fire safety. The facility's goal is to decrease the number of unnecessary injuries and fatalities in the community by allowing children to experience hands-on lessons they will remember. The safety village is sustained through fundraising efforts, grants and donations.