By Amber Schiffner
Meggie Farber, a sophomore Secondary Education English major at Holy Family University, was the mastermind behind Holy Family’s Haunted Hotel this year. Warping the traditional Haunted House theme Holy Family University hosts annually, Farber put her own spin on it by creating the Black Raven Inn and Spa. The Haunted Hotel had a number of set rooms with various characters awaiting visitors to check in. These characters, some inspired by films and others created by Farber and her family, all had unique personalities set to greet anyone brave enough to wander the Hotel’s halls. The Haunted Hotel and Spa took place on October 28th in Holy Family Hall’s basement, from 6pm to 10pm.
Farber, who ran the haunted attraction for the first time, reminisced back to the fun she had during her freshman year when she took part in the Haunted House for Student Government Association (SGA).
“I made a lot of friends,” Farber said. “I just enjoyed it. I love scaring older guys.”
Farber explained that she wanted to stick to a Halloween theme, but still do something a bit different with the theme. Using the hotel and spa theme opened the door for a different set of rooms and characters. This year’s event also benefitted Ferocious Fighters, a Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy charity, as all proceeds for the Haunted Hotel and Spa were donated.
“This disease is so rare and it’s an invisible disease,” Farber said. “The Ferocious Fighters send out care packages to children who are suffering from this disease.”