Thrills and chills for Boys and Girls

By Megan Carpenter

October 26, 2013 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 11:35 PM EDT

Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Boys and Girls Club in Endicott opened its doors to the brave for an annual haunted house Saturday.

Zombies, ghosts, and ghouls jumped out of every corner, but for a good cause.

The haunted house is in memory of Lee Skorko, a teacher in the community who passed away.

Skorko's favorite holiday was Halloween.

His wife donated all of his spooky decorations to the Boys and Girls Club.

The program director said she is grateful to give kids a safe place to have some scary fun.

"They're not allowed to get grabbed or anything in the haunted house," Amy Alexander said, "just going through and having fun, but in a safe place where they can feel cared about."

Alexander said nearly 70 people braved the haunted house Friday.
The haunted house has been named after Skorko for the past two years.

Christmas items were up for sale in gym for those who wanted something a little less bone-chilling.