New Milford, CT – For the 6th year, Harrybrooke Park and Harden House Museum played host to this iconic event for the last two weekends on October. On October 18, 19, 25 & 26, literally thousands of people show up to face their fears and take a terrifying walk in the park from 6pm to 10pm. Tickets can be purchased at HarrybrookePark.org with early bird savings and even group rates starting as low as $15/person!
What’s unique about this event is that it provides an opportunity for multiple organizations to come together and work toward a common goal fundraiser. A “split pot” ensures that all organizations are rewarded for their hard work. This year Harrybrooke welcomed The New Milford Lion’s Club, The Knights of Columbus, Lady of the Lakes Youth, The Boys Scouts, NMHS Grad Party, The Children’s Center and The United Methodist Church and of course, Harrybrooke Park.
“We work all year planning this event,” stated Park Executive Director Billy Buckbee, “and it’s great to see collaborative efforts of all these local community organizations. We organize the group so that we each have a say, input and feedback about what one another is doing on the trail. We are all excited to bring you what is hands down, the largest production we have ever offered.”
In addition to the community groups, the park would like to that volunteer efforts of the friends of Harrybrooke Park, the Leo’s Club, Gentile Tree Service and the volunteers from the greater New Milford community who truly make it all happen. We also have individuals from Candlewood Valley Country Club who prepare and serve all of the food, not associated with any organization, who gave of their time to be a part of this and for this, we thank you all so very much.
Harrybrooke Park provides a safe place for families and individuals alike to walk, run, ride a bike or simply sit and take in all that nature has to offer. Our mission is to serve the greater New Milford area communities at no cost to the town or its taxpayers. The Hardens left us this amazing gift of Harrybrooke Park for the “benefit, recreation and pleasure” and this contribution ensures that we can continue offering this park to the people of our great town. Combined with community support of our events and volunteer support, we are able to maintain the peaceful setting that serves so many all year long.
Buckbee stated, “On behalf of the Board of Managers, staff and Friends of Harrybrooke Volunteers, we extend our sincerest gratitude in advance for supporting all of these great organizations from our community. Your support of this event is support of these great groups of people who put in a great deal of work.”
Harrybrooke Park in New Milford is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and does not receive funding from the town, state or federal governments.
If you would like more information about volunteering, please contact Billy Buckbee - Executive Director at (860)799-6520 or email at Harrybrookepark65@gmail.com.