FLORHAM PARK, NJ—The annual haunted house known as “Fright Factor” which is sponsored by the charity ‘Halos for Angels’, will open its doors for the 2019 scaring season on Friday, October 4.
The event takes place at 186 Ridgedale Avenue Florham Park NJ 07932 (next to the Florham Park Roller Rink)
The official ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. that Friday. Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon will be cutting the ribbon this year, as officers will be taking on the role of actors this year within the attraction.
“The Morris County Sheriff’s Office’s partnership with this worthy organization, Halos for Angels, is a great way for Officers to have fun and entertain the community while knowing they are easing the burden on people in crisis,” Sheriff Gannon said in a press release.
In past years, multiple towns’ officers have come to volunteer to act within the haunted attraction, but this year, officers and civilian staff from the Sheriff’s Office Bureaus of Corrections and Law Enforcement have volunteered to act for the 11 additional weekend days and nights the Haunted House is open during the month of October.
Also, Correctional Facility Sergeant Andrew Bileci, who was honored in June at the annual “Love is in the Air Gala” as a volunteer “Angel” for Halos for Angels, Inc. said in the release that he plans on being in an acting role at the Haunted House this year.
The Fright Factor month long event will run every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with times for ‘massive scares’ as well as times for a kid-friendly portion. The haunted doors will open after the ribbon cutting on Friday, October 4 at 7 p.m. and run until 11 p.m. The entrance fee is $10.
Fridays and Saturday, the massive scare portion will take place from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. On Saturdays the kid-friendly portion will take place from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m., in which kids will have the option to go through the haunted house in the daytime and collect candy throughout.
There is also face painting available and a pumpkin patch for anyone who attends on Saturday or Sunday. The kid-friendly portion on Sunday will take place from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.
There will be other events throughout the month, sponsored by Halos for Angels. One is a Mask-Off Competition in which people will transform a model into a “frightful ghoul or monster” and a Bake-off competition in which bakers will bring an edible and undecorated baked good and decorate it for judging based on taste and presentation.
The 3,000 square foot structure, which is normally centered around a specific theme each year, is in the process of being set up at 186 Ridgedale Avenue in Florham Park. In years’ past its theme included the Joker as well as the Alice in Wonderland storyline.
For further times of Fright Factor’s weekend events through Sunday, Oct. 27, please visit: www.HalosforAngels.org.
Halos for Angels was created in 2010 by Karen Casolaro, who founded the organization as a way of thanking the community of Florham Park that was there for her and her family with daily meals after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The charity’s mission is to directly help families and people in the community who are impacted by a crisis.