Old Des Moines Masonic Home becomes haunted castle on Halloween night

Press release:

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Landmark On The Sound Event Center 23660 Marine View Drive South – Des Moines, WA 98198


Details: Admission is $5 per child and non-perishable food donations will be accepted for Des Moines Food Bank. Everyone in the family is invited to join in an evening of fun! Kids 12 and under will enjoy a variety of “frightfully fun” skill challenge games and activities. Adults with children are free.
100% of the net revenues generated by this event are used to fund the charitable activities of Masonic Outreach Services. www.masonicoutreachservices.org

Partners: Landmark On The Sound Event Center, Des Moines Park & Recreation, Masonic Outreach Services and Des Moines Food Bank.

This annual Halloween event is a staple in the Des Moines Community. Trick-Or-Treating has long been a tradition at the Masonic Retirement Center. Eight years ago when residents moved out of the facility the building was transformed into a “Haunted Castle” on Halloween night for the public to attend.

This year’s event takes place on Halloween night from 5-8 p.m. and the focus is on children under 12 years of age.

A kids carnival will take center stage along with ample activities including a cookie walk, coloring contest, haunted hall, face painting and more.

In 2011 over 1,000 guests attended and $900 was donated to Masonic Outreach Services along with food for the Des Moines Area Food Bank.

Masonic Retirement Center d/b/a Landmark On The Sound Event Center was a 501c3 non-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community established in 1927.

In 2004 the community was in need of major updates and renovations. Existing residents moved out of the building into surrounding local communities and marketing for a new and improved high-end 501c3 continuing care retirement community renamed Landmark On The Sound was underway.

In 2009 the project was placed on hold indefinitely. The historic building is still owned by the Masonic Grand Lodge of Washington and is known as Landmark On The Sound Event Center; it is open daily to the public for hosting events such as weddings, receptions, parties, meetings, retreats etc.

Masonic Outreach Services provides necessary services and resources for people 62 years of age or older to enable them to remain healthy and safe in their own homes or in retirement communities in their home towns. Their services are an extension of 80 years of caring and support that people received under the Masonic Retirement Center of Washington organization.

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