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September 5, 2005

Largest Halloween Event In New England Returns

Bristol, CT -- New England's largest and scariest Halloween event, The Haunted Graveyard, opens at Lake Compounce on Friday, September 30th. This year's event promises to be bigger and scarier than ever this year and a portion of the proceeds will support Juvenile Diabetes.

"This annual event, which we like to rate as PG-Pretty Ghoulish, is intended for adults and mainly brave children," said Jerry Brick, general manager of Lake Compounce. "The Haunted Graveyard promises chills and thrills for all and the cause is so worthwhile."

Ernie Romagialli, founder of the Haunted Graveyard, explained, "Each year we try to add one more element of fright to keep our visitors wondering what will happen next. This year we've improved the detail and the 'fear factor'."

A portion of the proceeds from The Haunted Graveyard benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Since its beginning in 1991, when Ernie and Carol Romegialli's daughter, Johanna, was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes, the event has raised more than $300,000 for Juvenile Diabetes Research.

The Haunted Graveyard will operate Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from September 30 through October, plus Monday, October 31. The gates open at 5 pm for the event. A virtual queue system for The Haunted Graveyard will help improve your experience by limiting the time you wait in line.

Lake Compounce will operate its rides and attractions until 11 pm on Fridays and Saturdays and until 10 pm on Sundays. On Monday, October 31st there will be no rides or park attractions open.

The combo admission rate for both rides and The Haunted Graveyard is $24.95 and $19.95 for children under 12. Rides only or Haunted Graveyard only is $16.95 for adults and $11.95 for children under 12. Unlimited free soda is included with admission. Group rates are available for combo admission tickets only, for groups of 15 or more with advance reservations only.

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