Morton Grove, IL, October 04, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- On the eve of Fear City Chicago Haunted House's big Opening Night (which they titled Blood Red Carpet), the owners of the haunted attraction opened their doors to about 100 members of the local business community for a networking event and lights on tour of the haunted house.
Debbie Juris, Executive Director of Morton Grove's Chamber of Commerce & Industry was very happy to be back this year at Fear City for the event. New for 2013 was the inclusion of members from Skokie, Niles and Lincolnwood which are participating in part because of Fear City's and Niles Township District 219's Foundation for Excellence's "Public-Private Partnership" where half of all sponsorship funds raised will be shared with the foundation in addition to a $5 off discount for the first six nights of the show and $4 of each of those tickets being donated by Fear City to the Foundation.
A ribbon cutting to open the 2013 Season of Fear City (joined this year by Fables Studios) was held with Morton Grove's Mayor and other members of the Village Board participating along with the Board of the D219 Education Foundation for Excellence, accompanied by a troupe of actors from the haunted house in full make up and costumes and Fear City owners Chuck Grendys and Jim Lichon.
Morton Grove's Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Deb Juris later welcomed the full house and thanked all for attending the event and stated her thanks to Fear City's owners, Chuck Grendys and Jim Lichon.
"Fear City is happy that we can be a good neighbor," stated owner Chuck Grendys who went on to talk about how he reached out to the D219 Foundation this year when he heard about their work in the community.
Alyse Burman of the D219 Education Foundation for Excellence spoke the attendees just before they began their guided tour of the house about the need and importance of the Foundation which buys breakfasts, school supplies and other essentials for students whose families can't afford them.
For More Information about the Morton Grove Chamber of Commerce, contact: Debbie Juris-Executive Director via their website: mgcci.org. The D219 Education Foundation for Excellence can be reached through their site at: www.219foundation.org and Fear City Chicago Haunted House's location, open days, times and ticket information can be found online on their website at: fearcitychicago.com