Halloween is just around the corner and Mint Hill is home to its very own haunted trail attraction, offered completely free to everyone. A group of neighbors who live on Invershiel Ct. get together just about every Halloween to put together some scary fun for kids and adults. “We do this because it’s fun,” said Matt Schwoebel, owner, Matt’s Lawn Care and Invershiel Ct. resident. “It’s great getting to give the kids a scare and put something out there for the community to enjoy.”
Invershiel Ct. is located in the Heathergate community just off of Lancashire Dr. This year the group of neighbors want to open up the trail for more than one night so more people have the chance to come through.
“As much as we enjoy doing this, it’s a lot of work getting everything planned out and set up, so we’d like to get more than one night of fun out of it,” said Nick Pallone, owner, Inspection Connection and Invershiel Ct. resident.
There will be a preview night the Saturday before Halloween, Oct. 28, once it gets dark. Anyone is welcome to come by and see what’s new this year.
“We will open the haunt up for extra days too if we get enough interest on social media,” said Schwoebel. “We now have an Instagram account and if we get enough likes on our posts asking about opening extra nights, we’ll do it.”
Giving the Mint Hill community a free Halloween attraction to enjoy isn’t all this crew wants to give back this year though. They have partnered with Servant’s Heart of Mint Hill Assistance Programs and Community Boutique to collect donations for their non-food pantry. “We don’t want anyone to pay or anything, but we would like to ask those who can to bring non-food household items for the non-food pantry at Servant’s Heart,” Pallone said. “It’s one of the only places offering non-food items for families in need and it’s pretty cool that’s it’s right here in Mint Hill.”
Servant’s Heart has been a part of the Mint Hill community for almost a year now, but has already made a big impact. They have dispersed more than $82,500 to families in need and helped more than 2,800 members of the Mint Hill community with their services, including their non-food pantry and partnerships with local churches, Loaves and Fishes, and Scott Clark Toyota to name a few.
“We are so happy to partner with the Invershiel Haunt and hopefully collect some items for our non-food pantry,” said Kim Rhodarmer, founder and executive director, Servant’s Heart. “As one of the only non-food pantries in the area, we get to help many families supply items like hand soap, paper towels, deodorant, and even lip balm which they often cannot afford and cannot find assistance for such items. We frequently need to replenish our supplies.”
The Invershiel Haunt preview will begin at dark and end at 8 p.m. on Oct. 28 at the corner of Invershiel Ct. and Lancashire Dr. The regular Halloween admission will be during Trick-Or-Treating hours on Oct. 31.
Follow the haunt on Instagram: @invershielhaunt and follow the hashtag #InvershielHaunt.
For questions about Invershiel Haunt, contact email@example.com.
For more information about Servant’s Heart of Mint Hill, stop by between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 9229 Lawyers Rd. Suite N, or contact them via phone at (704) 680-6533.
By Jessica Healey