A $1,000 check was recently presented to the Chautauqua County Humane Society from Scott Mekus, owner of Eventz by Scott and director of The Haunting at the Mall.

The portion of the proceeds from this year’s The Haunting at the Mall haunted house in Lakewood was given to the Humane Society to provide additional medical care for the animals at the shelter.

“We are so honored to be involved with Scott Mekus and The Haunting at the Mall,” said Hannah Raynor, Chautauqua County Humane Society director of community relations. “Scott is a great advocate for our organization as he continuously supports CCHS and we are very thankful for that. What a great thing for families to be able to get out and enjoy Halloween festivities while supporting a local non-profit at the same time.”

The Haunting at the Mall, which is made up of more than 100 community volunteers donating their time and talents, recently concluded their fourth year in operation and will be back in 2017 with a new haunt. This year’s Fear Fest IV haunt depicted a scary/horror movie from the past and present in each room/area.

Our local animal shelter does amazing things,” said Mekus.  “I am truly excited to be able to give back to a great organization that cares about the special animals in our community.  This is our fourth year donating to the Chautauqua County Humane Society and special thanks needs to be given to our community members and volunteers who have been so supportive over the years.”

For more information on volunteering at the 2017 haunted house, email Mekus at smekus@eventzbyscott.com or call 720-0564.

Original article by The Post-Journal.