LOCAL SCREAMS RAISE FUNDS FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

TIPP CITY, OHIO – Keith Allen and Charline Werts’ love for Halloween and passion to raise funds for multiple sclerosis go hand in hand during the month of October. For the eleventh  consecutive year they are hosting the Haunted Garage at their Tipp City home. Open to the public each weekend in October, the display is made up of haunted collectibles.  Believed to be one of the largest personal collections!! The Halloween display has taken a lifetime to collect, including a street legal casket car featured in Ripley’s Believe it or Not!  New and expanded displays in 2010!!!

Anyone looking for a spook can visit the Haunted Garage, located at 7373 Bard Road, every Friday and Saturday night in October from 7-10:30 p.m. and extended hours on Sunday October 31st from 7-10:30 p.m. Special group outings can also be arranged by calling (937) 667-0121. Admission is free, while donations for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ohio Valley Chapter are gladly accepted.

“Keith is a master of telling stories from behind all the pieces, while using them at just the right moment to scare the shoes off visitors,” Werts said about her partner in scare. Talking about some of the other things Allen does to make the attraction as entertaining as possible, she says “Some nights, visitors may have to guess which costume Keith is dressed in, which adds to the fun.”

If you are looking for a good scare the Haunted Garage has a lot to offer, including a 1925 Phantom of the Opera prop, which was released by Universal Studios, a life size Jason from Friday the 13th and over 30 animatronics. Screaming for a good cause with Allen and Werts is the best way to spend this Halloween season. So grab the ghosts and goblins and head to the Haunted Garage while supporting the National MS Society.

To learn more about multiple sclerosis or the Ohio Valley Chapter, visit fightMStoday.org.

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About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body and it stops people from moving. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and 2.5 million worldwide.

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ohio Valley Chapter

The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National MS Society, founded in 1952, serves more than 6,000 people with multiple sclerosis and their families in 24 Ohio counties and the three northern Kentucky counties of Boone, Kenton and Campbell. The organization is committed to ensuring that people living with MS across our chapter territory have the information and quality care they need to live healthy, productive and independent lives. To meet these needs, a variety of programs and services that span a spectrum of needs are provided.

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