Successful 3rd Year for CAH&C Haunted Drive Thru

Oct 31, 2022, Carlinville, IL – The 2nd Annual Haunted Drive-thru returned to the Macoupin County Fairgrounds on October 27th. Hosted by Carlinville Area Hospital and Clinics, the drive-thru took on a new theme this year, "Once Upon a Nightmare." Bedtime story villains and creepy nursery rhyme characters roamed the grounds bringing laughter and screams as they scared those brave enough to cruise through the haunted drive. For those who preferred a less scary sight, they could drive through the Bates Building and enjoy kid-friendly characters.

Community volunteers and merchant sponsor participation were a huge part of the success of this haunted night. Merchants and community volunteers that participated this year included; Carlinville Area Hospital Auxiliary, Hallmark Health Care of Carlinville, Prairie Farms, Davis Sanitation, Sol De Mexico, Don Smith Paint Co. Bates Chevrolet Buick GMC, Boente Shell, Sullivan Drugs, Demuzio Excavating Inc., D&D Fitness, The Cottages of Carlinville, Carlinville Shell (E. 1st South St. ), Bright Smiles Dentistry, Heritage Health, Carlinville High School Interact Club, Carlinville High school Electrical/Construction Class, Gillespie High School Student Council, Koniaks Bar, Gillespie MPACT’D (Miners Preparing and Caring for Teen Driving), Gillespie Benld Area Ambulance Service.

The Haunted Drive-thru took form in October 2020 after the start of the pandemic, offering a fun and safe Halloween activity for the community. The hospital has since made it a yearly tradition to offer a fun community activity in conjunction with the widely attended Merchants Night on the Carlinville square. The evening brought an estimated 1600+ in attendance, making it yet another successful year of haunting at the fairgrounds.

For more information, please contact: Paige Cox, Marketing Manager P: (217) 854-3141 x255| E: 20733 North Broad Street, Carlinville, IL 62626 About Carlinville Area Hospital & Clinics Carlinville Area Hospital and Clinics (CAH&C) is a rural-based independent, healthcare provider offering award-winning inpatient, outpatient and rehabilitation care to the people of Carlinville and surrounding communities in and around Macoupin County. This comprehensive offering also includes a 24-hour STAT Stroke and STAT Heart designated emergency department staffed with emergency medicine physicians. A group of progressive leaders, expert physicians and dedicated team members help to define the culture and belief system of valuing everyone who walks through the doors. Coupled with innovation, modern facilities and a strong medical community that includes vast expertise in over a dozen specialties and subspecialties, CAH&C work every day to ensure the best patient experience.

Posted in News on Oct 31, 2022