By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter
Shrewsbury – Sean McNamara, Shrewsbury resident and creator of the Haunted Hillando Halloween Maze on Hillando Drive, recently announced that this year’s maze received $4,500 in donations to support Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services (SYFS).
This is the second year that the McNamara family asked for donations to the human service agency, having raised $2,300 last year.
“We saw almost 2,000 people and we had a total of $4,500 to donate this year which is double of what we did last year,” remarked McNamara. “We are so happy to be able to support such a great organization and the community was very generous and we are very appreciative of all the contributions made this year.”
The McNamara family has been putting this maze together for several years which has grown in size as well as popularity.
“We are so humbled and so grateful at all the work that you have put into this, and gratitude to the whole community. The response has been just incredible and it’s a significant donation for us that will enable us to expand our work,” noted Christine Mowry, executive director of the agency. “We right now have over 60 people on a wait list which is six months long so this will really enable us to use some of that money to put toward a clinician that will be able to address some of that need. We thank the McNamara family and the whole community for all their contributions.”
For more information about SYFS, visit: https://syfs-ma.org.