Halcyon’s Halloween events raise over $12,600 for local nonprofits

Things continue to come to life at the 135-acre mixed use development, known as Halcyon, in Alpharetta.

Celebrating Halloween at Alpharetta’s Halcyon has not only led to sold-out events but it’s also raised major bucks for community organizations.

The mixed-use development offered a limited number of tickets to Witches Night Out and Halloween at Halcyon this month to encourage social distancing. At each event, 100% of sales benefitted two nonprofit organizations.

As a result, $7,630 was raised for The Place of Forsyth, a social service organization that assists local families with emergency basic needs in difficult times, and $5,000 was collected for Bald Ridge Lodge, a stabilization and assessment center for boys in Forsyth County.

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In total, residents raised more than $12,600 for two local nonprofits.

Funds raised for Witches Night Out, a Halloween take on Halcyon’s Ladies Night Out event series, are sponsoring a room at The Place of Forsyth’s new Cottage, which will offer teenage girls who identify as homeless, a safe, supportive environment.

The first Ladies Night Out, which saw attendees to exclusive specials at shops and restaurants, supported The Place’s community programming, including their Holiday House. It raised over $4,200.

Additionally, at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Halcyon held several initiatives for the nonprofit, including a food drive.

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“The continued generosity from the Halcyon community is huge and much more than we expected,” said Joni Smith, president and CEO at The Place of Forsyth. “We can’t wait to open The Cottage as an extension of the purposeful work The Place has been doing in the Forsyth County since 1975, and we could not do what we do without the help from our neighbors at Halcyon.

"While this year has brought many challenges, the ways we overcome these together are what will make a tangible, lasting impact for years to come,” she added.

Halcyon will have a final Halloween-themed event on Saturday, Oct. 31. Boos-n-Brews Beer Mile, hosted by Cherry Street Brewpub, will have four waves of runners beginning at 8 a.m. Those who wish to attend can obtain more details and register here.

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