Pay it Forward: The Haunted Yard offers frights, raises funds for families with cancer

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Pay it Forward: The Haunted Yard offers frights, raises funds for families with cancer (Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) — A family is South Weber is providing some Halloween fun for a good cause.

Every year, Caitlyn Byram, her mom, and their friends and family put on The Haunted Yard.

"We just try to make something fun for families to do and teenagers to do," said Byram.

It takes the family hundreds of hours of planning and set-up it make the spooky event come together.

"We start planning it in July, and then in August we start setting up our walls," Byram said.

They charge admission to go through the yard, but all the money they collect goes to a charity.

"It feels good to be able to help people during hard times," Byram said.

This year, they are raising money for the Matthew W. Florence Foundation.

The foundation was started after Janet Thornburg's brother passed away after battling cancer.

"I don't want to see other families have to go through what my brother went through," she said.

The group raises money to help families who facing cancer battles with bills and other essentials.

They also provide services like cleaning, grocery shopping, and babysitting when needed.

"We're just trying to make a difference," Thornburg said.

In the past, The Haunted Yard has raised money for fallen officers, juvenile diabetes, and more. This is the fifth year for the event, and the Byrams hope to exceed last year's money raised.

"We raised about $650 on year, so we'd like to get more than that," Byram said.

Mountain America Credit Union is helping kick things off with a $500 donation.

The Haunted Yard event will be on Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th from about 7-10pm.

Admission is $2 a person, and $10 for a group of 6. There are also raffle prizes and treats.

And if you have young children, they have a non-scary option to go through the yard.

For the address and more information, visit The Haunted Yard's Facebook page.

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