Completed project, That’s Ghould: A Comic Haunted House, for VFW Post 9936 in Dayton, Ohio. Event was Saturday, October 19 from 6PM-11PM. It’s proof that people can have fun and feel good, and do good for the community, too.
To learn a little more about it, read this article by Jessica Graue, from the Dayton Daily News.
Go on a tour with Sr. Vice Commander Combs:
Buy tickets online through Eventbrite or Facebook:
VFW Post 9936 Creates Family-Friendly Haunted House
As part of effort to raise funds to repair building.
Dayton, OH: On weekends during the month of October, a former funeral parlor turned VFW Post will be doubly haunted. In an effort to raise funds to repair the building, the VFW has created a family-friendly haunted house. The building itself is allegedly haunted, a Mr. Thompson and his kin, have been sought out by ghost-hunters and the topic of local urban legends.
The haunted house fundraiser is also sponsored by outside venues, like Gravity Spa on October 18th. Gravity Spa provides a program free for veterans who suffer from PTSD. Local organizations and artists are also contributing to the haunted house. Each weekend a different non-profit or volunteers will contribute to the haunted house. For example, a special night, on Saturday, October 19th, local stand-up comics will trick and treat visitors and perform clean family-friendly stand-up routines starting at 8pm. Plus, each week acting talent are in new and different costumes for visitors who wish to come back.
Sponsor Weekends Dates:
Sept 27/28: McGovern Irish Dance
Oct 4/5: Winner of the World Affair Junior Ambassador, Ohio NAM State Ambassador. Mariah Medina is Going to compete in the National All-American Miss Pageant In Anaheim, CA
Oct 11: Patriot pin-up Dayton Chapter
Oct 12: Sayaw Filipin Ohio
Oct 18: VIP: State Senator Peggy Lehner
Oct 19: That’s Ghould! A Comic Haunted House
Oct 25/26: Fil-am Reach-out
Nov 1: The Philippine-American Society of Greater Dayton, OH
Nov 2: Chamorro Association of the Midwest
Recent pressure to stay within the VFW organization means that the building has to be up to code. Given its location, in the Huffman Historical District, the goal is to restore the building to its former glory and maintain the Post as a neighborhood landmark for veterans and community events.
To successfully raise funds and function as a VFW Post, “Restoration Fundraiser One” has be divided into benchmarks to meet the end goal of roughly $200K USD.
$30K for the first-stage roofing front part of building that faces Third Street.
$50K for the decorative shingles and windows on the building facade.
$30K for the second-stage roofing back part of building.
$90K for the concrete work.
The haunted house tour is comprised of four main rooms: Scary X-mas Room, Doll Room, Scout Room, and the Mad Doctor Room. Visitors will have to follow their guide through multiple levels. A video preview for parents is available on YouTube.
Cost is $10 for a Veteran Family $15 for others. For those who sign-up to be a VFW Member, admission is free (including family). Tickets can be purchased in advanced through facebook eventbrite for Saturday, October 19th event, That’s Ghould: A Comic Haunted House.
VFW Post 9936 also has a canteen, lounge area, and stage where guest entertainers will perform.
Objective of the VFW (USA):
Are fraternal, patriotic, historical and educational:
To preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members:
To assist worthy comrades:
To perpetuate the memory and history of our dead, and to assist their widows and orphans:
To maintain true allegiance to the government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its constitution and laws:
To foster true patriotism:
To maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom:
And to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies, whomsoever.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Created in 1899, at Columbus, Ohio, by veterans of the Spanish-American War, is devoted to the rehabilitation of disabled veterans, protection of national security through maximum military strength, and promotion of patriotism and community service activity.
In communities across the nation, the Veterans of Foreign Wars is helping America’s defenders and their families. Besides the VFW’s outstanding scholarship programs, Posts across the nation work with youth in scouting, sports, ROTC and military cadet programs.
VFW Post 9936 Founding Date
Jan 18th, 1949
VFW Post 9936 Products
The Canteen is open 7 days. Check our website for dinners and entertainment.
Our Post is located just inside the city limits and only a minute away from Fifth Third Field. Come and enjoy a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We have dinners and dances throughout the year, family get-togethers, road trips, carry-ins, and parties for the children. We host wedding receptions, birthdays, baby showers and just about anything else you could think of. Hall rental is free for members. We are your home away from home and we would like to invite you to be a part of our family.
Public Transit to VFW Post 9936
RTA Stop: 397 – E 3RD ST @ RINGGOLD ST
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