Doublegate haunted house raises over $2,000 for Alzheimer's Association

Doublegate haunted house raises over $2,000 for Alzheimer's Association
This event has been a family tradition for 10 years. (Source: WALB)
This event has been a family tradition for 10 years. (Source: WALB)
Jackson Tennyson, organizer. (Source: WALB)
Jackson Tennyson, organizer. (Source: WALB)
Carrie Hutchinson, participant. (Source: WALB)
Carrie Hutchinson, participant. (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany family is keeping their Halloween tradition alive for the 10th straight year, and supporting a worthy cause at the same time.

The Tennyson family and neighbors have been hosting a haunted house on Doublegate Drive on Halloween night for a decade.

Originally, their dad started the event but now the kids are responsible for putting it together from start to finish.

This year they are charging an admission of $5, where all the proceeds will be going to the Alzheimer's Association.

In honor of their late grandmother, they want to make a difference.

"I think it makes a lot of people feel good and it just makes you feel better at night knowing that you're helping people," said Jackson Tennyson, organizer.

The haunted house is located at 2614 Doublegate Drive and started at sundown and ended before midnight.

The house raised more than $2,000 for the Alzheimer's Association.

Participants said they are glad to see high schoolers putting on such a great event.

"It hits close someone as I have several family members going through dementia and Alzheimer as well and these kids are great and really wanted to support them and their cause," said Carrie Hutchinson.

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