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The young women and men of the Independent Living Program are special to the members of A Woman’s Purse.

The youth are in foster care--not because of something they did, but because the adults around them could not or would not care for them. Purse members work with Adams County Children and Youth’s Independent Living Program staff to help the youth transition from care to independence. It’s scary enough to be a young adult in this modern world with a family and strong support system, but for foster youth, that challenge is significant. The brothers of Phi Delta Theta are using a different kind of “scary” to help the foster youth deal with the world: the 9th Annual Haunted Mansion returns just in time for Halloween!

The brothers will turn their house from a residence into a fright palace for three days--Wednesday, October 23; Thursday, October 24; and Friday, October 25—and they promise if “you thought the past few years were scary, just wait until you see this one!!”

The Haunted Mansion opens at 7:00 p.m. and closes at 10:00 p.m. Admission is $5, but you are always welcome to give more. The Mansion is located on the corner of South Washington and Lincoln, across from the Pizza House. All proceeds benefit the Independent Living Program.

Leasia Ayers-Caswell notes that the brothers do everything they can to scare people out of their wits, including the use of chain saws and stuff too gory to describe. She suggests that it’s not for the faint of heart or for the very young.


The women of the Purse want to thank the brothers of Phi Delta Theta for helping our youth transition to adulthood. We also want to congratulate them on receiving the prestigious Philanthropy Award from the Pennsylvania Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network this summer for their support of ILP. Congrats and thanks, guys!
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