VIDEO: Five years ago, Carol Cody and her husband Bob Gross, along with Bob’s daughter April, turned their barn into a pirate ship for Halloween with the idea of inviting the public and taking donations to raise money for non-profits.
They do Halloween at 73 New Road in Penobscot the way other people might do Christmas, or New Year’s Eve. The barn is a Haunted Witches Castle this year instead of a pirate ship, but it’s still scary and still raising money for a great cause. They started getting the castle ready in August for what has become an annual October event.
A lot of adults who bring their kids, and some that just come as adults," Carol said. “And they really like it because they’re usually blown away at the amount of detail we do, and just how it looks really neat.”
There’s no charge to enter this terror-dome, but they are asking for donations to help support Penobscot firefighter Jim Flannery, who’s been diagnosed with ALS.