Letter to the Editor: Michele Russo

There won't be a haunted house presented by the Russo Civic Association this year.

Dear Editor:

This is to the Children of All-Ages in Hoboken and their friends and families.

It is with regret that we must inform you that WE WILL NOT be hosting our
Annual Hoboooken’s Haunted House. This would be our 21st year of providing
you with ghosts and goblins.

Unfortunately, we are unable to find somewhere we can hold the event.

We are very grateful to All Saints for letting us use their church on 6th and
Willow Avenue. Reverend Curtis has always been kind to us. However, their
Board voted to not allow us to use it this year. We understand, they are looking
for someone to replace Reverend Curtis and are going through a transition and
we are very grateful for the years that they allowed us to use their facility.

The Hoboken Board of Education has always allowed us to use their faculties.
However, their committee seems to think because there are now 300 children in
Demarest that we shouldn’t use it. We’ve used Demarest in the past when the
school was full. But the powers that be think it is not feasible.

We certainly appreciate all the years that we used the Gym, but we are very sad
that we cannot provide this service to our residents free of charge. However if
anyone knows of a place where we can Host our Haunted House from the 22nd
of October until November 2nd please feel free to let us know.

Thank you all, and we hope that you have a safe and Happy HALLOWEEN.

Councilman Michael Russo
Councilwoman Theresa Castellano

Journey October 23, 2012 at 10:32 PM
In the past they might have held this event with the school full of students. Teenaged students, not 3 and 4 year olds. I think my Pre-K 3 student would be fine, but other children might be very upset by the gym being turned into a haunted house. I am thankful the Board of Education said no. Maybe the Russos could contact the landlord of the vacant Block Buster for a short term charity rental of that site.


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