WAIMEA — The Nightmare will be back, said Anna Henriques on Sunday during the final tally of canned goods at the Lucy Wright Park.
“Someone asked if we could help the Kekaha Church of Latter Day Saints,” said Henriques, a Westside Community volunteer. “That means when the ‘Nightmare in Waimea’ re-appears, we’ll add them to the list.”
Admission to this year’s Nightmare in Waimea was one canned good for the two-day event at the Lucy Wright Park on Oct. 29 and 30.
“We collected 439 canned goods and 10 dry goods for a total of 449 pieces,” Henriques said. “We, the Westside community, are just hoping that our little contribution from the haunted house and people’s contributions helps make a difference this year.”
The collection will be distributed to the St. Theresa Church in Kekaha and Nana’s House in Waimea, Henriques said.
The Nightmare distribution will join the food drive St. Theresa School students have been hosting as part of their community service throughout the year, Henriques said.
The students’ collection will be shared between the St. Raphael Church in Koloa and the Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo.
St. Raphael hosts a food pantry which helps anyone in need, any time of the year. During the holiday season, St. Raphael volunteers create food baskets for distribution to needy families at both the Salt Pond and Lucy Wright parks.
Henriques said this popular community event would not have been possible without the help of sponsors including the Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club and Syngenta Seeds.