Coast Guard Station Marblehead to host haunted house food drive

Chief Petty Officer Mike Jorgensen (top) and Petty Officer 3rd Class Isaac Padilla of Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, staffed the "haunted" station as roughly 200 visitors toured the facility Oct. 28 and 29, 2016. The event was free but guests were asked to bring non-perishable food items to be given to local food banks, and they delivered; more than 270 items were collected. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Lauren Jorgensen)

Chief Petty Officer Mike Jorgensen (top) and Petty Officer 3rd Class Isaac Padilla of Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, staffed the “haunted” station as roughly 250 visitors toured the facility in 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Lauren Jorgensen)

MARBLEHEAD, Ohio — The crew of Coast Guard Station Marblehead is scheduled to open its doors to the community to host a “haunted house” at their facility on Oct. 20 and 21.

The haunted house will be held at Station Marblehead, located at 606 Prairie St. Marblehead, Ohio 43440 on Friday, Oct. 20 and Saturday, Oct. 21 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The event is free, but guests are invited to bring non-perishable food items as a donation to be given to local food banks. Any age over 4 is recommended, but can be adjusted if needed to accommodate groups with younger children.

“More than 270 items were donated last year and we are hoping to make this year even bigger,” said Chief Warrant Officer Bethannie Kittrell, the Station Marblehead commanding officer. “The crew really enjoys hosting this event and we are excited to see how many people come this year.”

Last year, roughly 250 visitors toured the haunted facility during this unique opportunity for Coast Guard members to meet and engage with visiting members of the community outside of typical Coast Guard missions on the Great Lakes.

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