The Sunday skating event is a fundraiser for the haunted house

Stelios Stylianou wants to open a haunted house in Monroe.

To raise funds, it offers three Skating with Spooky events. This first will take place from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Dixie Skateland, 5179 N. Dixie Highway.

Tickets are $7 for adults and free for children 8 and under.

“The event will have a ‘Stranger Things’ theme,” said Stylianou, 31. “We’ll be having a ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ cosplay featuring indie wrestler Kenny Urban and Goose taking pictures with the kids. We’ll be raffling all night long for giveaways and prizes. Prizes include Spooky Films merchandise , “Stranger Things” movie posters and “Five Nights at Freddy’s” collectible figurines.

Food and drink will also be sold. The event is for all ages.

“It’s a family event. We will have Halloween decorations, but nothing to scare children,” said Stylianou.

Stylianou co-owns and co-operates with We Handle Candles, a home-based candle business and is a salesperson at Flashback Antiques and Crafts at the Mall of Monroe. For the past 10 years, he has also owned Michigan-based Spooky Spooky Films and worked as a videographer, director, and set designer.

“I work a lot in Monroe, filming with Brainjerk & the Development Group,” Stylianou said. “The skating event itself is based on Spooky Films. I do my best to incorporate my brand as much as possible.

Proceeds from Skating with Spooky will help Stylianou create a haunted house this fall at the Robert A. Hutchinson Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, 1051 Strasburg Rd., Monroe.

“With all the money raised, I plan to reinvest in a haunted house that I will host in Monroe in October. This is my first time hosting, but I will make it an annual event from now on,” said Stylianou.

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