Town Of Terror Event, Contest Set For October

ASHVILLE – The Children’s Safety Village will host its second annual Town of Terror, with a chance to win $1,000, from 8-11 p.m. every Friday and Saturday from Oct. 12-26.

The challenge is to form a team and use creativity to decorate the most terrifying, haunted building in the village. Building sizes are 16-by-18 feet or 12-by-24 feet. All guests who come through the haunted village will vote on their favorite, most terrifying building at the end of their tour. The team with the most votes at the end of the contest wins $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place and $250 for third place, which may be kept or donated to their favorite charity. Those participating can encourage co-workers, family and friends to come and vote for their building. Winners will be announced on Halloween.

Teams may solicit other volunteers to help during the nights of the event. Students, ninth grade and older, from any of the Chautauqua County schools or colleges who help with the event will be offered community service hours. Teams must enter the contest by Aug. 9. Applicants will have the opportunity to share their ideas with the Safety Village committee on Aug. 13-14. Contest acceptance notifications will be made to applicants by Aug. 16.

Call Terri Kindberg at 499-8138 or email for the contest guidelines and registration form or if you are interested in volunteering for this event.

The Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village is located in Ashville. It is a not-for-profit organization which was formed in 1996. The DFT Communications Educational Facility, where classes are held, is surrounded by a child-sized village, complete with a business district, paved roads, street signs, sidewalks and everything one would find in an actual village.

The Safety Village is sustained through fundraising efforts, grants and donations from the community. All donations are tax-deductible.

For more information or to make a donation, contact Terri Kindberg, executive director, at 2695 Route 394 Ashville, NY 14710,, 499-8138 or 338-0170.