October 31, 2017 • 6:30-8:30 pm
Back for its eighth year, the residents of Sherman Hill will be decorating their historic homes with spooky scenes and collecting non-perishable food items for the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) Food Pantry. Halloween on the Hill has become one of the “must-do” events on Halloween night in Des Moines!
The event is FREE to all who dare to drive or walk through. However, visitors are asked to drop off a non-perishable food item at Hoyt Sherman Place (15th and Woodland) to receive a map that includes the largest Halloween displays in the neighborhood.
This event is all trick, no treats! This neighborhood-wide haunted house is a great family event for all ages and a fun way to support those in need in our community. Visit the DMARC website for a list of the most needed food items: https://www.dmarcunited.org/movethefood/most-needed-items/
Visitors can expect to see lots of ghosts and goblins, and historic homes which are haunted for one night only, a live Thriller performance, Freddy Kruger roaming the streets, seven foot Frankenstein, and much, much more!
This event will be held on Halloween night, October 31st, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 p.m.
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2016 Event Recap: The 7th Halloween on the Hill was a great success. A huge thank you to all the neighbors and volunteers who participated. This event could not happen without many people generously contributing time and resources. And thank you to everyone that turned out and brought friends and family to Sherman Hill for Halloween!
We collected over 6 barrels of items for the pantry. According to DMARC, that consisted of:
1,066 food items
3 lbs. of produce
20 personal care items
20 baby diapers
$54 in cash
Volunteers estimated around 1,000 people walked or drove through the neighborhood. Thank you to Hope Church on Ingersoll for providing volunteers to collect items and Hoyt Sherman for hosting the drop off point.
Last, but certainly not least, thank you to those that decorated, danced, spooked, especially: Judith Hainut, Jim & Angela Romain, Alan & Dat, Brandy & John Clogg, Lyn Loheed & Chuck, Dan Bell, Sharon Bird, Michelle & Rob McCammon, Kristin & Ed Brafford, Jeremy Phillips & Deb Copeland, Lyn Sprafka, Rhanda LeJuene, Rick & Cindy Nelson, David Schlarmann, Rochelle & Doug Burnett, the Thriller Dancers, Lorenzo & Robin, Jay & Christine Polson, Carrie Thomas-Reed, Gretchen Jensen.
Really outstanding displays and acting this year. I apologize for anyone that I missed, as I know many people decorated and added to the event who did not respond to officially be included on the map.
Its never too early to start thinking about next year. If you have any ideas or suggestions that might help us improve this event, please message me directly.
Finally, if you have some good photos, please share them so we can put them on the website.
Ryan Howell & Rochelle Burnett
H on H, Co-Chairs
Past Halloween on the Hill Photos: