A battle over a Halloween display is brewing in Woonsocket. The city told
the owners they had to shut it down, but the couple who built the elaborate
haunted house is refusing.
The 'haunted' display is built in the Densmore's Blackstone street
yard. The couple has run the attraction—called "fear for food"—for 4
years now. They collect canned goods as an entrance fee, which they later
donate to an area food pantry.
Earlier this week the city notified them they had 24 hours to
shut down, citing a complaint. The letter says the display is dangerous and not
up to code. The Densmore's say they have made every attempt to meet the cities
demands, and decided to remain open.
"Who ever is complaining, you're not hurting us. You're
hurting everybody. Everybody who comes here and enjoys a small piece of
Halloween. That's all they are doing. They are hurting them," said Dave
The Densmore's were notified last night that the city of Woonsocket will now being
taking legal action to shut down the Halloween display.