Valentine’s Day Weekend is about to get scary.
Volunteers on behalf of the Arc of Loudoun on Paxton Campus are organizing the third annual “My Bloody Valentine” haunted house tour Feb. 10, 11 and 12. Located at the “haunted” Paxton Manor in Leesburg, proceeds will benefit the Arc of Loudoun, which helps underprivileged children and those with disabilities in the county.
“This is an alternative event for valentines day,” said Arc of Loudoun Communication Coordinator Rachel Roseberry. “It could be the anti-valentine day for the not-so-romantic, or it could be hold your couple closer because it’s a scary event. We like to play on those two avenues.”
Roseberry said more than 100 volunteers ranging in age from their early teens to their late 60’s are on hand for the event and this year’s installment will feature an array of evil clowns and a collection of creepy dolls.
Arc of Loudoun also teamed with Tarara Winnery to produce “Blood Red Wine,” a special drink with proceeds going to the group.
My Bloody Valentine is a compliment to Shocktober, a similar haunted house tour that takes place at the Paxton Manor on weekends in October. Shocktober is the Paxton Campus’ largest annual fundraiser and garnered more than $350,000 for the organization last year.